Welcome! This is where you’ll find our list of current voluntary and community sector organisations, community groups, and statutory bodies registered with the Community Research Initiative. Everyone on this list is interested in co-designing research ideas and projects with a master’s student and working in partnership with them during their dissertation.

You’ll need to be logged in to the website using your UCL login. If you are interested in an organisation’s work and would like to think seriously about working in partnership with them, you can request a CRIS appointment.

f there’s nothing here that catches your eye and you have your own ideas for an organisation to work with, please drop us a line at [email protected]. Please note, we prioritise local, small-to-medium sized, and not-for-profit organisations (and some statutory bodies or social enterprises/Community Interest Companies).

For organisations advertising specific ideas for research, check out our Community Noticeboard where you can show your interest in ideas you’d like to know more about.

Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring is a national education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment. This enables them to go on to progress in education, employment or training.

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) works with Afghans and Central Asians living away from their homeland, providing them with the support, skills and knowledge to live and prosper in the UK.


Beat is the UK's eating disorder charity. We are a champion, guide and a friend to anyone suffering from an eating disorder and their loved ones.

Blue Cross

Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on us since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be.

Calthorpe Community Garden

We are a 1.2 acre community garden near Kings Cross.

Castlehaven Community Association

Castlehaven Community Association provides activities, classes and facilities to different age ranges. It aims to inspire and empower people of all ages, cultures and abilities to strive both mentally and physically to achieve their full potential.

Dream Networks

Dream Networks is a social enterprise that harnesses the power of collaboration, technology, and empathy to tackle play inequality and provide inclusive play areas for all. Across the UK children in low-income communities are repeatedly denied their right to fun and inclusive play spaces.

Empowered Living Team (ELT), St Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice provides specialist palliative care to people living with terminal illness in the London boroughs of City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and Newham.

English Heritage - Kenwood House

English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today's generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.

Hackney Playbus

We believe that all children under five living in East London should share the same opportunities to grow, thrive, and reach their potential.

Healthwatch Camden

We are a valuable voice in health and social care in Camden. We give out information and advice and champion equality for local people. We have the power to influence the delivery and design of local services, and work in partnership with local organisations.


At Hestia we support adults and children in times of crisis.

We deliver services across London and the surrounding regions, as well as campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect the people we work with.

Last year we supported 15,238 men, women and children.

Holborn Community Association

Holborn Community Association (HCA) is a community anchor organisation based in central London which aims to encourage community integration, increase opportunities for local people and reduce social and economic inequalities in our community.


Likewise works to promote the inclusion of socially isolated and marginalized individuals.

Home Start Camden

We offer home visiting support to parents in the London Borough of Camden with under 5's who are experiencing stress or difficulties. Our trained parent volunteers visit for four hours per week and support parents for up to a year.

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)

IRMO is a community-led organisation that supports the Latin American community, both Spanish and Portuguese speaking. We provide Latin Americans migrants with tools and information to build fulfilled, independent, and integrated lives in the UK.

Leonard Cheshire Disability

We are Leonard Cheshire - Supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We're at the heart of local life- opening doors to opportunity, choice, and support in communities around the globe.

London Nightline

To provide confidential listening, support and information to students in London throughout the night.

Mencap (Royal Mencap Society)

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Our vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

Mind in Camden

A mental health service provider for the borough of Camden. We promote wellbeing by providing services that support individual responsibility, independence, interdependence, and inclusion in the wider community.

National Trust - Sutton House

Sutton House is a sixteenth century house, preserved by the National Trust for its architectural and historic importance. Sutton House is proud to be a part of the community of Hackney, working with community groups, schools and local families.

Not Just Football

Not Just Football aims to provide sport recreation and physical activities for all.

One Housing

We support vulnerable people access the wider community with confidence and self-confidence, we recruit volunteers to support us to achieve this goal. We work with people living with; mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, older and young people and families.

Peter Bedford Housing Association

Peter Bedford is a housing association with charitable aims that creates positive change in people's lives. As well as homes and support, we empower people to learn, access work and discover their creative talents.


Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to create sustainable solutions to the problems our planet is facing? We are at PPL PWR. We are a collective who aim to encourage new ideas and technologies to power sustainable change through workshops in festivals and schools.

Resources for Autism

Resources for Autism is a charity that aims to improve the lives of children and adults who are diagnosed with autism; providing practical autism specific services and support to families.

Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum

Our purpose is to tell the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections.

Shared Interest

Shared Interest transforms the lives of smallholder farmers and artisans. Based in the UK we aim to alleviate poverty by raising awareness and funds in the UK to go towards helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities in developing countries, to trade, and earn a living.

St John's Hospice

St John's Hospice provides expert care and support to people living with a long term illness in London. Each year, St John's supports over 4500 patients and their family members, living with a range of conditions including Cancer, respiratory disease, motor neurone disease, HIV and MS.

St Mungo's

Our mission is to house, support and care for vulnerable people in London who either have been, or at risk of sleeping rough and homelessness. Our aim is to make sure that homeless and vulnerable people can look forward with optimism and can contribute to the quality of life.

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

Starfish is an international charity that cares for vulnerable and orphaned children affected by HIV and poverty in South Africa. We invest in the future of over 13,500 children a year so they can grow into happy and independent young adults.


We are working with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations right across the UK to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. We are making journeys safer and empowering people to make travel choices which are good for them, their neighbourhoods and the environment.

Team Up

In the UK today, the best predictor of a child’s academic and social success remains the income and postcode of their parents. We believe that this is damaging to society as too many young people are unable to develop their skills and passions to shape their own destiny.

Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place is a magnificent neo-gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment. The building becomes an exhibition venue for three months each year to host our exhibition programme, and we open for other events and open days throughout the rest of the year. 

WONDER Foundation

Our mission is to empower women, girls and their community through access to quality education so that they can exit poverty for good.

Theodora Children's Charity

At Theodora Children’s Charity we help children living with illness, disability and serious health challenges to feel better using the proven power of laughter.

Training Link

Training Link is a local basic skills training organisation. Founded in 1985, we are based at the back of the British Library, in Somers Town. We provide courses to help people find employment and to encourage them back into adult education and to develop their skills.

Unite The Union

To organise the workers in all industrial sectors To defend the members and workers' rights To fight and denounce bad and abusive employers To fight government regressive and degrading labour legislation To stand for freedom of association and core labour rights for all workers of the world.

Voluntary Action Camden

Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is Camden's Council for Voluntary Service. We are an independent charitable organisation and our mission is to work with the people of Camden to support, develop and promote voluntary and community activity.

Unfold - Empowerment through Mentoring

The Borough of Westminster has many vulnerable/disadvantaged families with lone or young parents, on low incomes, facing mental or physical ill health, depression, language barriers or coping with disabilities.

Zoological Society London (ZSL)

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

One World Trust

Founded in 1951, the One World Trust was created by cross-party Members of Parliament who believed global governance can be improved to better protect the interests of all humanity as well as our environment.

Feed the Minds

Feeds the Minds is a UK based international development charity with 50 years of experience delivering education projects in some of the world’s poorest communities and most marginalised.

Thames Reach

Thames Reach's mission is to help homeless and vulnerable men and women to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. 

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Talking About Our Generations

We are an intergenerational group who prior to the pandemic met monthly to share our stories around a theme over a cup of tea. Our members ages span from 20s to 90s and we feel like a family of wonderful friends.

Kentish Town Community Center

We are an innovative multi-purpose building in the heart of Kentish Town.  

National Federation of Parks & Green Spaces

The National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces (NFPGS) is the umbrella organisation that aims to amplify the voices of Friends Groups across the UK. 

Kensington and Chelsea Over 50s Forum

Kensington and Chelsea Over 50s Forum works to combat isolation & depression in older people in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea & other boroughs via seminars, open meetings, and lunch and tea events.

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