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Doc Brown’s dream and the launch of ARIA

Blog 19 February 2021

Today we saw the announcement of the long-awaited Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), the new blue skies research agency to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies in the UK. As explained in the .gov website, ARIA will be “led by scientists who will

Undisciplined Spaces

Blog 5 February 2021

Students have been partnered with community researchers drawn from across the UK and together, are identifying issues of marginalisation or exclusion in a local area to tackle, deploying creative research approaches (e.g. digital diaries, visual arts, storytelling etc) to do

A Review of Evaluation Evidence on the Community Business Hypotheses

Repository entry 1 February 2021

The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research reviewed evaluation evidence from Power to Change’s programmes as related to the community business hypotheses. This is a summary report highlighting key insights from their findings. The review found very little evidence relating to the hypotheses. Specifically the variables associated wit…

Community Power: The Evidence

Repository entry 1 February 2021

The term community power captures a wide range of different practices, approaches and initiatives. Common to all of these is the principle that communities have knowledge, skills and assets which mean they themselves are well placed to identify and respond to any challenges that they face, and to thrive.

This report sets out the wealth of comm…

Rapid research COVID-19 Briefing #9: Community responses to COVID-19 – Communities and local authorities

Repository entry 1 February 2021

The varied ways in which local authorities have worked with communities in response to COVID-19 is of great interest for policymakers, researchers and practitioners at the local level. Earlier research on this topic can provide helpful frameworks and insights to inform current debates. This briefing looks at literature on the relationships betw…

Rebalancing the Relationship

Repository entry 1 February 2021

In 2018, NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation launched a project to address competition and collaboration, particularly between organisations of different sizes delivering public service. The findings from this project and considerations for practice are laid out within this report and are based on significant engagement with organisations ac…

The Value of Small in a Big Crisis

Repository entry 1 February 2021

Three years on from the publication of the landmark independent ‘The Value of Small’ study, researchers from Sheffield Hallam, the Open University, IVAR and the University of Wolverhampton revisited the four case study areas during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The 2018 study found that small and medium-sized charities – those with an annual in…

Welcome to the Museum of 2020

Blog 28 January 2021

In December last year, we asked you: What object sums up your experiences of 2020? What object will most remind you of 2020 in years to come? What ‘thing’ couldn’t you have coped without? Or has kept your spirits up?

Welcome to the Museum of 2020

News 28 January 2021

Charity The Young Foundation has today launched The Museum of 2020, a virtual exhibition featuring crowdsourced objects submitted by the British public. In December last year, The Young Foundation posed the questions: What object sums up your experiences of 2020?

Amplify Youth: putting young people at the heart of social change

Publication 22 January 2021

Amplify Youth was a programme funded by Credit Suisse and delivered by The Young Foundation. We worked with young people aged 16-25 in challenging areas of East London, Dublin and Belfast. Our aim was to tackle the structural inequality experienced

Vaccine hesitancy fuelled by need for more information on safety

News 22 January 2021

A nationally representative survey of 2,005 UK residents confirms that only a little more than half (57%) are keen to take the vaccine as soon as possible. Almost a quarter (22%) say they need ‘more information’ before making their decision.

The Need for Digital Skills

Blog 19 January 2021

Inevitably the current health crisis has dramatically increased the importance of us all being digitally connected. How we work, learn, play and connect with friends, family and our communities, relies on us being digitally included. 2020 will forever be the

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