The Centre for Research & Innovation in Social Policy and Practice
1. Civil Society
Over the past few years, CENTRIS has created a baseline for civil society development work in the UK by contributing to the literature, changing the climate by influencing policy, and working on increasing resource allocation to the sector. In 2011 Centris started working with the Webb Memorial Trust to help develop its 'Poverty and Inequality' programme and this continued throughout 2012. This 5 year project will seek to ascertain what a good society free from poverty would look like in the UK. It also hopes to leave a lasting legacy in memory of Beatrice Webb.
3. Social Justice and Philanthropy
A key part of CENTRIS' work in this area has been research into the effectiveness of funding in creating social justice and Centris has worked closely with the Ford Foundation in the USA.
CENTRIS is also helping Foundations for Peace, a network of community and independent foundations working in divided societies. The aim of the Foundations for Peace network is to support each foundation's work in its own community, and to enable foundations to work collaboratively, and together create a platform for the common aims of social justice, inclusion and peacebuilding.