The NCIA’s vision is to increase the connectivity, momentum, and effectiveness of the HE sector’s civic activities for local societal, economic, and environmental benefit and maximise the contribution universities can make towards addressing societal challenges and responding to policy priorities. We will do this by:
- rapidly prioritising, generating and mobilising intelligence about place-based working
- unlocking leadership potential and building capacity for more effective civic engagement, within and outside the HE sector
- driving innovative practice, scaling up effective partnership working and developing shared frameworks for practical action.
The programme, funded by Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will create collaboration and policy and practice innovation involving universities, local government and business groups, and the community sector to drive place-based transformations.