Tag Archives: Research

National Countryside Week – Starts Today

National Countryside Week, The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual celebration of rural life, starts today -Monday the 30th of July. To mark the occasion The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Professor Sarah Skerratt of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have published some new research named ‘Recharging Rural’. Recharging Rural … Continue reading

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The Value Of Small – Share Your Thoughts

Last week, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales launched the findings of major national research commissioned on the impact of small, local level charities and the challenges to survival that they face. The Value of Small study was carried … Continue reading

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SROIcial Prescribing

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and Envoy Partnership have published a report evaluating the impact of the self-care social prescribing model using a social return on investment approach (SROI). The report finds a number of beneficial impacts including reduced avoidable need for … Continue reading

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People Power – A New Report From Locality

This week Locality released People Power, the report from its commission on the Future of Localism chaired by Lord Kerslake. It found that radical action is needed to strengthen local institutions; devolve tangible power resources and control to communities; ensure … Continue reading

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VCS Assembly Publishes Prevention Research

Shropshire VCS Assembly has produced three documents highlighting the preventive services and support provided by the voluntary sector in Shropshire: 1) The VCS Prevention Report for Shropshire 2017 brings together a wide range of information about Shropshire and the needs of … Continue reading

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The Furniture Scheme – Maximising The Social Impact And Value Of Volunteering And Work Placements

South Shropshire Furniture Scheme is seeking proposals to undertake in depth investigation and feasibility work into its volunteering and work placement programme. For more information click here. The deadline for submissions is 12 noon Monday 30th October 2017 Submissions should … Continue reading

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There Are 471,000 Social Enterprises In The UK, Government Report Finds

The number of social enterprises in the UK small business population is likely to number approximately 471,000, with social enterprises more vulnerable to changes in the public sector, a government report has found. The Social Enterprise: Market Trends 2017 report was commissioned … Continue reading

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Community Assets Survey

Has your community group taken over a local asset? Collaborate CIC and Big Lottery Fund want to hear from you about your funding journey. Your input will help shape a larger research project which aims to make it easy for community groups to understand how … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Last chance for Big Potential Big Potential (Advanced Route) offers grants of up to £150,000 that enable voluntary organisations to build their capacity to bid for and win contracts above £1m. The final deadline for applications to Big Potential Advanced is … Continue reading

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A Shared Society? The Independence Of The Voluntary Sector In 2017

The commissioning and regulatory environment is continuing to discourage charities from campaigning, according to ‘A Shared Society?  The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017′ which is the latest publication from Civil Exchange.  In it the think tank calls on … Continue reading

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