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‘Vital and timely’ net zero policy research
Funding from the British Academy will drive a six-month project exploring place-sensitive participatory policy development for a ‘just transition’ to net zero.
‘Sustainable and equitable’ engagement in research supported by new funding opportunity
Project with UKRI brings £4m for Community Research Networks.
Levelling Up White Paper pledges ‘huge shift of power’ from Whitehall
Our Associate Director welcomes “real weight given to wellbeing and pride in place”.
New project will ‘support people of all faiths and circumstances’
Project to develop a Group Theory of Change supports CUF’s broader ambition to understand ‘what works’ for hyperlocal faith-based social action.
New research programme explores the role of ‘social infrastructure’ in levelling up
A collaborative project, funded by the British Academy and Power to Change, and led by the Institute for Community Studies and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.
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‘Communities must be at the heart of a people-powered transition to net zero’
The recent independent review calls for widespread participation in our shift to low carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.
‘Health equality has been de-prioritised for decades’
Emily Morrison highlights the ‘triple injustice’ in knowledge and evidence, gender identity, and social policy that perpetuates health inequity.
‘A human-centred approach in an uncertain world’
Young people need ‘pragmatic and solution-orientated design-thinking’ as they develop skills, knowledge and behaviour on their Civic Journeys, says Professor Matt Flinders
£3.7m award will support universities to maximise their local impact
An ambitious, three-year programme will support universities to maximise their local social and economic impact.
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‘Our hopes for the future’
What opportunities and barriers do people aged 16 to 30 face? These short participatory research films are made by, and representative of, young people around the UK.
‘Speaking truth to power’
Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement.
Webinar: Looking back, moving forward: how to fund and support community businesses
This panel event explored what we have learned about supporting community businesses.
Research on youth volunteering discussed on the Third Sector podcast
Emily Morrison discusses new research from Institute for Community Studies on the Third Sector podcast.
People shaping places, places shaping people: Community asset ownership
Catch up on this roundtable that brought together policymakers, community business leaders, researchers and sector experts to explore how asset ownership encourages communities to become more effective stewards in their places.