Building resilient communities and tackling geographic inequalities

25 January 2023

Our collaborative research – delivered with the British Academy, Power to Change, and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy – explores the role and importance of ‘social infrastructure’.

New project will ‘support people of all faiths and circumstances’

25 October 2022

Project to develop a Group Theory of Change supports CUF’s broader ambition to understand ‘what works’ for hyperlocal faith-based social action.

‘Sustainable and equitable’ engagement in research supported by new funding opportunity

20 July 2022

Project with UKRI brings £4m for Community Research Networks.

New research programme explores the role of ‘social infrastructure’ in levelling up

25 May 2022

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.

Levelling Up White Paper pledges ‘huge shift of power’ from Whitehall

3 February 2022

Our Associate Director welcomes “real weight given to wellbeing and pride in place”.

Two thirds of UK public believe communities will be ‘left behind’ as we tackle the climate crisis

4 November 2021

A new poll exploring public understanding of issues around climate change finds that almost two thirds of UK residents (64%) are not confident the government will achieve its net zero 2050 target without ‘leaving behind’ any parts of the country or local communities. “We want to develop a deep and

New research to ensure ‘just’ transition to net zero for poorest families and communities

29 September 2021

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, this project seeks to level the playing field in a ‘carbon neutral’ society.

Institute for Community Studies announced as a strategic partner in the UK’s Civic University Network.

27 May 2020

The first priority of the Civic University Network will be to develop and support an impactful sector response to the Covid-19 crisis. First and foremost, this will involve consulting with universities, the civil society sector and community organisations to build a

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