Sustaining community-university partnerships

New research into community university partnerships has been published.

Based on data from interviews with members of more than 20 community university partnerships, it was conducted by a GMCVO researcher in collaboration with the University of Brighton. It has been funded by ESRC through the Imagine project ‘connecting communities through research’.

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Local early action for better results

Community Links and the New Economics Foundation have published a new briefing ‘Local early action: lessons from the UK’s first Early Action Commission’. This

“sets out a bold new model for thinking about how we can act earlier in different localities. It draws on learning from the UK’s first Early Action Commission, based in Southwark and Lambeth, and aims to share insights from how it worked in their area, and therefore how it might be approached elsewhere too.”

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Sector networks, animated facts, social media

Some research items on voluntary sector networks, social media use and animated sector stats.

Learning from regional network G:Up

New from Third Sector Research Centre is ‘The Story of G:Up; a regional third sector network’. The working paper provides a critical reflection on the story of G:Up, a regional infrastructure network which aimed to support voluntary organisations working with children and young people in the West Midlands, which was funded from 2003 to 2012.

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