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Catch up on the latest news from The Ideas Fund!

PAUL brain injury 23 May 2024

Using community research to better understand the needs of families affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): A Q&A with P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery

One of the projects supported by The Ideas Fund in Hull is Supporting Family Members Affected by ABI (Acquired Brain Injury), led by the group P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery. We sat down with project lead Leigh and researcher Alex to talk about the project, the benefits of community-led research and how they’re using their findings to improve services for families affected by brain injury.

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How community-led research is improving understanding of youth mental health in Shetland: A Q&A with Shannon from OPEN

Over the last few years, OPEN has collaborated with researchers on a number of projects aiming to better understand youth mental wellbeing in Shetland. We recently sat down with Shannon Boston, one of the peer researchers involved in the projects, to hear more about their experience of doing community-led research.

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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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Healthy systems 11 December 2023

Beyond projects: nurturing healthy systems

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

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BSA WEBSITE APPLICATION SPARKS 04 29 November 2023

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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BSA Ideas Fund social facebook 0723 Conversation 08 November 2023

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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Parenting NI 25 April 2023

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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Community artwork 17 March 2023

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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Diverse community groups 08 February 2023

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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