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Call for expressions of interest: research projects on volunteering in the community business sector

The Power to Change Research Institute is inviting expressions of interest for high-quality research projects on volunteering in the community business sector in England.

Twice a year we invite applications from those who understand the needs of community businesses best, be they: community businesses themselves; organisations that represent or support them; academics; research organisations or think-tanks. We are particularly interested in partnership bids between researchers and community businesses or voluntary sector organisations.

This round, funding of up to £50,000 per project is available. We anticipate funding 2-3 research projects.

After the expression of interest phase, a selection of the projects will be invited to submit a full proposal for consideration by our panel.

Please see the call documentation for full details about previous research we have funded and how to apply.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10am on Monday 3rd February 2020. You can read the full documentation here.

Call for expressions of interest open Mon 6th Jan – Mon 3rd Feb
Full proposals to be submitted Mon 10th Feb – Mon 24th Feb

The next round will go live in Summer 2020.