The CCRI was commissioned by Defra to identify how ‘alternative’ approaches to rural service delivery are developing, what forms they are taking, what conditions are required to make them successful and what barriers prevent further expansion. Professor Nigel Curry led…
The Foundation for Common Land developed the Hill Farming Training project to fill a gap identified by a number of hill farmers, who saw that many of the staff in organisations such as National Park Authorities and Natural England had…
In 2011, the CCRI was commissioned to undertake an assessment of the Local Food programme using the Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework.
RECARE was a multidisciplinary research project of 27 different organisations that assessed the threats to Europe's soils and identified innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation.
In December 2013, the CCRI was awarded a Leverhulme ‘Artist in Residence’ grant.
The CCRI worked with ADAS on a research project for Defra which explored stakeholder views on possible responses to CAP measures by farmers in England and to identify possible risks for implementation of the CAP reforms in England.
Towards hydrocitizenship. Connecting communities with and through responses to interdependent, multiple water issues
The CCRI won a project to lead a large multi-institute team which has won a large grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Connected Communities, Environments and Sustainability.
In December 2013, the CCRI and Ricardo-AEA (a global sustainability consultancy) were awarded a three-year research contract to evaluate the Rural Community Energy Fund.
Assessment of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of Axes 1 and 3 of the Rural Development Programme for England
Defra commissioned the CCRI to undertake an assessment of the social return on the investment of axes 1 and 3 of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).