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Join us on Twitter at 18:00 on Thursday 21st September using #Empowered2020s to share your experiences and opinions about what needs to happen for communities to become more empowered in the future.

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We are taking part in a roundtable on 5 October in Edinburgh on the theme of learning in responsive grant-making.

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On 22 September (12:30 to 17:00) the first sector-wide session of the Building Health Partnerships North Central London (NCL) will take place.

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We are running a workshop in Edinburgh on 24th August (13:00-15:30) to deepen our understanding of how communities could become more empowered in the 2020s, kindly hosted by Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

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Moving into research

August 2017

Katie Turner

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Katie, one of our Senior Researchers, recently contributed to the Social Research Association's magazine 'Research Matters'. She wrote about her experience of moving into research and, in particular, of discovering how research can benefit those participating in it.

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As part of our Building Health Partnerships: Self-care programme this is the first meeting of the work with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Mental Health Alliance.

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Dear Social Investor,

June 2017

Leila Baker, Niamh Goggin

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It’s been six months since we first published our research on ‘Small Charities and Social Investment’ and we’ve been sharing our findings across the UK at meetings, conferences and workshops. This week, as organisations up and down the country are celebrating the contribution small charities make, we are sharing three key things to take away if you are a social investor.

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IVAR has been appointed by Local Trust to carry out research that will scope and support the future of community development. Over the coming months we will look at what it needs to look like and who needs to be involved in order to empower communities in the 2020s.

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This new study will take an in-depth look at the vital social and economic role of small and medium sized charities operating at a local level in England and Wales.

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