Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN) is funded by the AHRC to provide a forum and support  for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities Heritage Projects. For more information contact

Football & Connected Communities – End of Project Event/Report

We thought some of you might be interested in our end of project event which takes place in Sheffield on Saturday 14th May and will feature a whole host of football-related activities along with discussions of how best to engage young people in participatory research. All are welcome!!

Please, click here for our end of project report (masquerading as a football programme), which outlines some of the main findings alongside the challenges we have faced. It’s written in a very informal, non-academic style – if you do have the time/energy to have a look, any comments or suggestions would be most welcome.


FURD Football Circus - Poster

Connected Communities Report Launched

The Connected Communities Report – Creating Living Knowledge – was launched yesterday. It explores issues ranging from the expectations that community and university partners might have entering projects, the new roles that are emerging, the mixed benefits of project funding, some ways of thinking about project legacies – as well as some recommendations for the wider funding landscape and universities.

The link to download the report is here:

We hope it’s a useful tool for those of you working on collaborative projects, and we look forward to working with you over the next few years to take these issues forward.

This is also a reminder of the CC catalyst fund – which may be useful for groups wanting to work on enhancing the legacy of their projects – deadline end June.

National Gathering of the AHRC COMMONS – University of York: 21st JUNE 2016

On Midsummer’s Eve, hundreds of members of the AHRC Commons will gather at the first ever event of its kind:

Common Ground: the first national gathering of the AHRC Commons

21st June 2016, 10am-6pm, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

Individuals or groups at any career stage, from any sector or discipline are warmly invited to submit applications to participate in this event.

The AHRC Commons community includes anybody engaged in arts and humanities projects, ranging across: universities, the creative economy, the cultural, health, and third sectors, micro businesses, SMEs, corporations, community groups, and beyond.

You are invited to join fellow members of this diverse community in creating a new and collective culture at Common Ground. There is no membership fee; the AHRC Commons is an inclusive community that shares common interests.

This represents a particularly exciting opportunity for early career researchers and postgraduate students to get involved. Anyone interested in talking, demonstrating, performing, presenting, hacking, making or any other form of activity which expresses their research is warmly invited to respond to the call for expressions of interest by 4pm on 29 March.


Costs of presenters in attending the event will be covered: