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‘A community space, a pub, and better lighting in public spaces’

Blog 2 February 2024

What do communities need? Leonie Taylor reflects on the realities of engaging local people in planning strategies and highlights the importance of peer research as a driver for change.

Big Challenge Education winners announced

News 24 January 2024

Competition celebrates young people’s innovations in education, with winners addressing climate anxiety, healthy eating, and technology-enabled support for blind and visually impaired people

Community innovators win funding and support 

News 4 October 2023

Twelve grassroots community organisations supported to ‘turn great ideas into action’ as Phase 2 of the Community Knowledge Fund delivers grants worth £50k to £100k 

Ambitious programme supports young people to tackle youth violence

News 20 September 2023

A five-year extension of the Peer Action Collective (PAC) programme, announced today, will drive youth participation to address youth violence and its causes.

Youth leadership for urban wellbeing

Publication 3 August 2023

This research report was developed by The Centre for Urban Wellbeing at The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with The Young Foundation, and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health Youth participation leads and Youth Advisory Group.

‘Big change is coming, and young people are leading the way’

Blog 31 May 2023

Dan Farag, Director of Innovation and Practice, say meaningful solutions are led by people who’ve experienced challenges first hand.

One-size-fits all education system challenged by young people

News 31 May 2023

The Big Education Challenge today announces its 15 finalists, which will be supported to develop their early-stage ideas to transform education.

‘Communities must be at the heart of a people-powered transition to net zero’

Blog 11 May 2023

The independent review calls for widespread participation in low-carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.

‘I know first-hand that immigrants can feel alienated in their own home’

Blog 13 April 2023

Kickstart peer researcher Christina Riddle shares thoughts on – and research into – the experiences of immigrants in the UK.

‘Young people experience violence daily – and our ideas for change will save lives’ 

Blog 4 April 2023

Sharing her experiences, Annais Naylor Guerrero says fixing youth violence means urgently addressing mistrust in our broken system.

Five ways a community-centred policy agenda could take us to a fairer future

Publication 31 March 2023

This paper was submitted to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum (NPF) Consultation in March 2023 on the topic of empowered communities.

Leading research, driving change

Publication 22 March 2023

Sharing insights into youth experiences of violence, and young people’s solutions to drive safer, fairer futures in England and Wales.

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