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Our food system: community research exploring access to healthy food in East Birmingham

Publication 8 November 2023

Drawing on East Birmingham residents’ lived experiences, this report offers policy recommendations for healthy food systems.

Hive Minds: Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) community research evaluation

13 December 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm

First hand insights from Dartington Services Design Lab community researchers in South London.

The Role of Community Energy in a Just Transition to Net Zero

Repository entry 1 November 2023

This policy report highlights the support needed from government, local authorities, electricity systems operators, and funders to unlock the potential of Community Energy Businesses (CEBs) in achieving a Net Zero future.

Citizen researcher forum: sharing experiences of participatory research

28 November 2023
5:30pm – 7:00pm

A forum bringing together community members who have been involved in and led community-based, participatory and citizen science research projects.

Policy brief for our journey to net zero

Publication 12 October 2023

This policy brief presents research findings and recommendations for how to ensure the UK’s transition to net zero leaves no one behind. It shares insights from a two-year programme of work, funded by the Nuffield Foundation..

‘What is citizen science’

Blog 9 October 2023

In this video, the Institute for Community Studies and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explore what ‘citizen science’ means, and how it’s changing the way that research is done.

Experiences of ‘citizen science’

Publication 9 October 2023

This is the first in a series of short discussion papers produced by the Institute for Community Studies to share learnings and reflections from the UKRI-funded Citizen Science Collaboration Grants.

Community innovators win funding and support 

News 4 October 2023

Twelve grassroots community organisations supported to ‘turn great ideas into action’ as Phase 2 of the Community Knowledge Fund delivers grants worth £50k to £100k 

Conceptualising socially inclusive environmental policy: a just transition to Net Zero

Repository entry 1 October 2023

The policy area addressing the climate crisis in the UK, ‘Net Zero’, will affect many aspects of people’s everyday life. Given that policy builds from where we are now, which for some (post austerity, and mid cost of living crisis) means in financial crisis, there is work to be done in enabling a socially inclusive Net Zero. In this artic…

‘How can we ensure a people-powered transition?’

Blog 29 September 2023

Our CEO, Helen Goulden OBE, spoke on a panel about what a people-powered transition to net zero would look like at the Liberal Democrats conference 25 September 2023.

Our phase two grantees

Find our more about each of the important initiatives funded through the Community Knowledge Fund.

Hive Minds: experiences of ‘citizen science’ and community research

16 October 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm

Launching the Institute for Community Studies and UKRI’s discussion series exploring community participation in research.  

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