Working with charities

BU collaborates with charities and third sector organisations across research and community activities including public engagement events and student volunteering. This is central to the way in which BU reaches out to communities at a regional, national and international level.

Innovative and creative collaborative research seeks new solutions to societal problems. Our academics exchange expertise and ideas with charities and the third sector to make a difference to these organisations and the communities they serve. This can be a vital resource to charities that have limited access to funding for relevant research. Together, we aim to develop new ways of working and providing services to communities.

As part of this commitment, the Charity Impact Panel at BU provides funding for staff to collaborate with charities in the development of small-scale research to benefit local communities. We illustrate here some of the innovative and exciting projects that have taken place in the past year.

If you’ve got an idea for research areas for our Charity Impact Panel to consider, please email [email protected].

Our collaborative work with charities