Our Research Institutes

Centenary Community Engagement Fund Projects

For the first time for a Tiger team call, and as part of our Centenary commitments including the endorsement of our civic mission, we want to encourage new interdisciplinary research that actively involves collaboration between researchers and charity, third sector and community organisations located in the city, Leicestershire and Rutland.

This research addresses the real-world challenges experienced by these organisations and the communities they serve through innovative projects including building new methodologies or designing and trialing new interventions. The funded projects will lay foundations for longer term, sustainable and equitable partnerships. This scheme is primarily supported through the generous philanthropy of alumni, friends and donors. 

Read our co-authored Open Access Working Paper Series

Current awarded collaborations

  • Engaging communities with nature for wellbeing (Leads: Dr Burns and Dr Jones; Psychology, Biological Sciences and Informatics, and the Emmanu-El Apostolic Academy)
  • Working to remove structural challenges for entrepreneurs with disabilities (Leads: Professor Baines; School of Business, and the Circle Foundation)
  • Exploring perinatal mortality, health literacy and stigma amongst the Leicester Gypsy and Traveller community (Leads: Dr Ekezie; Centre for Ethnic Health Research) and Leicester Gypsy and Travellers Equality Group)
  • Establishing a 'lived experience group' for survivors of gender-based violence (Leads: Dr Sleath; Criminology; and Leicester's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Juniper Lodge)
  • Co-producing concepts and solutions to Refugee belonging (Leads: Dr Clarke; Criminology; and Bright Path Futures)
  • Enhancing user services for potential improvements to critical end of live care (Leads: Dr Kaul; Engineering; and LOROS)

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