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Volunteering Journeys

Published: 2022

A rapid evidence review from the Institute for Community Studies, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to explore young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, volunteering.

Volunteering Journeys examines how young people perceive and experience the UK’s current volunteering ‘offer’, and how it cou…

Building a sustainable data ecosystem around community assets in England

Published: 2020

In 2018, mySociety launched Keep It In The Community (KIITC) as a prototype of a service that could help to monitor community-owned assets in the UK. This report, authored by mySociety, looks into the role that data on community-owned assets and assets of community value (ACVs) plays in the community asset sector, with an aim to shaping the fut…

Identifying Community Businesses in National Datasets

Published: 2017

Community businesses are small businesses, although they have many distinctive features that differentiate them from small private businesses. A core research question for Power to Change is around the definition and understanding of community business – how big is the community business market in England, how does it break down across indust…

Data for the community: Taking a look at how data assets are being used at a local level

Published: 2017

Outside government, there have been initiatives for the publication and use of data assets in the third sector and within local community groups. These initiatives have generally seen a limited scope, as they were centred around a single initiative or project; sometimes they used Open Data, but other times they created their own, new data. This…


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