Community safety and resilience

Community safety is about supporting people to feel safe. It is about how local individuals and community groups come together, drawing on their local resources and expertise to support themselves and each other to build resilience in their community. Safety was the single biggest issue that mattered to UK communities – cited by one fifth of participants in the Institute for Community Studies report Safety in Numbers (2020).

Environment and sustainability

Across the UK, there is increasing focus, work, and action to promote a more sustainable environment. This category supports community groups that are creating knowledge about the social, health, environmental, and economic impact of climate change on their communities, and using their knowledge to take action to improve their environment in a sustainable way that will benefit the planet and people’s lives.

Open category

As an open fund, we invited applications from communities whose innovative ideas sat outside the two core themes, but still demonstrated plans and methods to build stronger community connections in research and innovation. 


Community research

We are a not-for-profit tackling societal issues with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach.

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Social innovation

Involving people from diverse sectors to shape game-changing initiatives.

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