Archive for April 15, 2016

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.