Get Involved Awards can help communities to:
What’s the process?
Expression of interest
- Tell us about your community group, charity, or social enterprise (must have a registered PL postcode)
- What’s your research question, or what would you like to explore?
- How will it benefit your organisation and the wider community?
- Expression of interest to be submitted by community group, charity or social enterprise.
Jasmine Kelland and Lauren Packham, Pillars of Wellness and Wellbeing CIC – Single Working Mothers and their access to Wellness and Wellbeing Interventions in Plymouth
Researching the real-life impacts of being a working parent and what we can do to improve their wellbeing. This research will help understand the potential barriers to accessing wellbeing and mental health interventions and find practical solutions.
Angela Piccini, Adam Milford and Chloe Hughes, The Box Foundation – The Way We Live: Community Centre/s
This research investigates what “centres” a community – is it a building, a place, a memory, or a culture? The project engages in creative remixing of both private and archival collections to develop new visions for a shared future.
Katharine Willis and Hannah Sloggett, Nudge Community Builders – Growing the impact of the Greenhouse
Taking open source/free to use technology and contributes to grassroots innovation in a sustainable way. The research has enabled Nudge to explore models that create more sustainable governance whilst fostering an accessible and inclusive approach.
Sophie Fauset and Ele Waters, Tregovenek Community Farm – Planting Hope with Muddy Hands
This scientific work assesses above and below ground carbon stocks within Tregovenek, informing future land management at the site and engaging the local community with positive solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Carl Evans with Nigel Jackson and Wailim Wong, Citizens Advice South Hams (CASH) – Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Campaign
Informing CASH about the effects of the continuing Government freeze on LHA on local tenants on benefits and aims to provide statistical and qualitative information for the redrawing of boundaries and to demonstrate why LHA needs to be increased.
Alison Anderson and Patrick Holden with Ed Whitelaw, Real ideas Organisation CIC – E(co) Democracy
This project researches and develops deliberate democracy approaches to community-led urban nature renewal in the public realm, using open-source, artificial intelligence platform Polis to inform new approaches to e-democracy.
2022 award winners
In 2022 we invited communities to apply to work with our researchers to find sustainable solutions to community problems, challenges or support to pursue new ideas to solve local problems through research. We then funded six projects from a range of community partner and researcher partnerships