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Tees Valley Local Housing Markets

Project Director: Professor Ed Ferrari
Project Duration: 2018

Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), on behalf of the Local Authorities, main Housing Providers and the Combined Authority in the Tees Valley have commissioned CRESR through the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) to provide a preliminary evidenced think-piece to enhance understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the housing markets in the Tees Valley area.


The Future of the CLT Fund

Project Director: Dr Tom Archer
Project Duration: May 2018 - October 2018

Since 2008 CAF Venturesome has managed two social investment funds aimed at supporting affordable housing development by Community Land Trusts (CLTs). The CLT Fund I & II has supported over 44 CLTs to build over 100 new affordable homes (with another 400+ in development). The funding landscape for CLTs is changing rapidly, in part due to the emergence of a large government grant programme. As the current CLT Fund is due to close in 2019, this research is helping CAF and other funders consider future finance for the sector. It is providing deeper insights into the benefits and challenges of development by CLTs, and how future financial support might be structured.


Evaluation of the Cooperative Working Model

Project Director: Professor Paul Hickman
Project Duration: 2015-2018

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is reconfiguring its approach to supporting vulnerable households across the city of Stoke. This study is (principally) concerned with evaluating this new approach, which is called Cooperative Working.


Evaluation of the Tesco Bags of Help community grants programme

Project Director: Dr Will Eadson
Project Duration: 2016-2018

The Tesco Bags of Help community grants programme disburses funds collected through the single-use carrier bag charge in England and Scotland through grants for community organisations to make improvements to public space. This mixed methods evaluation will explore the impact of the grants on people, projects and on perceptions of environmental action and the role of business in environmental enhancement.


People-centred energy in Yorkshire and Humber

Project Director: Dr Will Eadson
Project Duration: 2018

This project is an exciting collaboration between CRESR, Community Energy England, Sheffield City Council and Zero Carbon Yorkshire. It will produce a compelling and robust evidence base to better understand the barriers and opportunities for local and community energy in the Yorkshire and Humber region, culminating in the launch of a Yorkshire and Humber Energy Vision, and the Yorkshire and Humber Energy Forum.


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