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 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.

The Advice Services Alliance is the umbrella group for the welfare and legal advice sector.

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) is a small but successful Afghan organisation founded in 2001 by Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi, a refugee who arrived in the UK with his young children in 1999.

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change.

At Barnardo's we believe in children - no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard.

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.

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.

We are a 1.2 acre community garden near Kings Cross.

We work with and support private renters in Camden to organise and campaign for better protection, rights and services. To achieve these aims we work closely with other local, regional and national groups/organisations, and we also run and manage the Renters' Rights London (RRL) project.

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.

Centrepoint is the UKs leading charity for homeless young people. We have accommodation services in London, Bradford, Manchester, and the North East and support more than 9,000 homeless 16-25 year olds each year.

Community Links is an innovative Charity in East London tackling health and social inequality. We are based in Newham and have over 40 years’ experience helping people of all ages reach their full potential. We take our local knowledge of what works to influence national decision making.

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.

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.

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

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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network provides free, independent and confidential advice to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We provide immigration, housing and welfare and employment advice.

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

Family Maths Charity - we are on a mission to give all families and communities creative, human and social experiences of maths - we want everyone to feel positive about maths!

Maytree provides respite for people in suicidal crisis. The essence of the volunteer's role is befriending; enabling another person to feel heard and valued. Volunteers spend most of their time befriending and supporting suicidal guests at the house under the guidance of co-ordinators.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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. Our services include:
Play and Youth Clubs
Art and Music Therapy
Adult Social Groups

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

Salusbury World helps newly-arrived refugee and migrant children and families (from all over the world) to navigate and succeed in society, and to feel supported and hopeful for the future.

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.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Spires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. We aim to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness.

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.

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 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 run a voluntary programme that trains exceptional role models to learn leadership and teaching skills through tutoring children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our tutors deliver weekly tuitions sessions to groups of 2-4 students, in either English or maths, to help meaningfully increase their academic attainment. Tutoring sessions are 60/90 minutes long and run for a period of ten weeks during university term time during the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. As a Team Up tutor you'll receive training, and all lesson plans and materials are provided. You'll also have access to our Career Mentor Scheme, through which you can explore career sectors of interest and gain access to specialised coaching on career progression. We also provide references and an accredited qualification to give you a rounded experience for increasing your employability.

Thames21 work with communities to create safe, clean and sustainable waterside environments.

Two Temple Place is a magnificent neo-gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment.

Officially founded in 1935, the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has been promoting skin health around the world for over 80 years. Its forerunner began in 1889 as the first of many World Congresses of Dermatology.

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

We are an inspirational and ambitious team bringing smiles and laughter to children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres by sending professional performers called Giggle Doctors to bring magical moments of fun and laughter at difficult and challenging times.

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.

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.