Nesta

Coming together in the face of adversity – As COVID-19 takes hold across the UK, making sure that people continue to have the care, support and friendship they need will be crucial.

For voluntary and community organisations, finding innovative ways to keep working will be particularly important, as will support for the sector from funders and from government.

Already, many of us are coming together to navigate uncharted waters. Remaining hopeful during this period will be key for us all.

Solidarity vs philanthropy: The future of funding – How can funders shift from supporting programmes and projects to supporting movements? Over the past year, Nesta has been collaborating with seven social movements for health.

Funding – The outbreak of COVID-19 is having an immediate impact on many of the social enterprises, charities, local authorities and schools we support with grant funding.

Nesta stands with our grantees as they continue to support communities through the crisis. Read Nesta’s response.

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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