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Catch up on the latest news from The Ideas Fund!

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The Ideas Fund: In Conversation

Following the recent ‘In Conversation’ between James and Anna on their experiences collaborating with researchers, we invited three academic researchers to share their experiences of collaborating with community-led projects funded by The Ideas Fund.

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Beyond projects: nurturing healthy systems

Read a summary of our latest learning conversation, focused on supporting systems change

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The role of the broker

We recently explored the role of the "broker" in community/researcher collaboration with Will Hunter and Lewis Hou, and share some of our reflections here.

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The Ideas Fund: In Conversation

James and Anna are from two projects involved in the Fund. Both have first-hand experience of collaborating with researchers to produce community-led research. We sat down with them to see what they made of their experience so far, the challenges and breakthroughs, and what advice they’d give to other groups interested in collaborating with researchers.

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Request for Proposals: Ideas Fund Learning Partner

We're looking for a Learning Partner to support the next four years of The Ideas Fund. Find out more about our Request for Proposals.

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Register for our Ideas Fund learning conversations

Over the last two years, The Ideas Fund team and partners have been gathering learning about the processes, systems and relationships needed to support community-led engagement with research and researchers.

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The Ideas Fund announces first insight report

We have published the first insight report for The Ideas Fund, which captures our learnings and reflects on the progress we’ve made since launching the grant programme in January 2021.

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Ideas Fund Round One Project Extensions Announced

We are delighted to announce that The Ideas Fund has extended funding for 11 projects.

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The Ideas Fund announces £291,286 of funding

The Ideas Fund has awarded £291,286 to organisations in Hull, North West Northern Ireland and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to run pilot projects that will seek to address the systemic challenges that community groups and researchers can face in working together.

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The Ideas Fund round two project funding announcement

Today Wednesday 8 February, 26 community projects have been awarded £1.2 million in grants from The Ideas Fund, in a second round of funding, to work with researchers to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing in their communities.  

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Project reflections and what's next

The Ideas Fund matches community groups with researchers to explore ideas related to improving mental wellbeing. In this blog we reflect on their progress and what’s to come for 2023.

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Our new video!

The Ideas Fund brings together people who have an idea about how to improve the mental wellbeing of their local community, to collaborate with researchers who can help turn their idea into a reality. We, along with The Liminal Space, have produced a video sharing some of the highlights so far, as told by project participants themselves.

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