29th February 2000





Researchers at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have fought off competition from four other universities to win a major grant from the East Midlands  Development Agency.


The university’s Policy Studies Research Centre has been awarded £21,000 to map the voluhntary and community sectors across the east midlands region.


Prof Gary Craig, who will be undertaking his part of the study after he moves to become Professor of Social Justice at the University of Hull in March, said the grant sets the scene for more substantial follow-up work at ULH.


“This is a very significant piece of research work both for the region and for the two universities,” he commented.


“It underlines our intention to continue to collaborate over important policy-related research, and it is recognition of the national significance of our past work on the voluntary sector.”


Another academic from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside who will be working on the project is Dr Peter Somerville, who said: “It is especially gratifying to have won this grant against strong competition elsewhere in the region.


“The Policy Studies Research Centre has become a major player in a short period of time, and this project may lead to other related work.”


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Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

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