LARCI opens the gateway to the £2.8 billion spent on academic research each year
by the UK’s Research Councils. Research Councils are the public bodies charged with
investing tax payer’s money in science and research in the UK to advance knowledge
and generate new ideas which can be used to create wealth and drive improvements
in quality of life. The research they commission is academically rigorous and is
often conducted over a medium to long time frame.
LARCI has gathered together details of those Research Council investments most
relevant to local authorities. Arranged by interest area, the links below provide
rapid access to summaries of key ongoing and recent research, with additional information
and contacts available through dedicated websites.
Access to Funding and Research
For more information on ways to become involved in and collaborate with research
through the Research Councils, please view the Access to Funding and Research
The Research Councils provide a number of knowledge exchange schemes which offer
assistance to local authorities. The latest funding opportunities can be accessed
Knowledge Transfer Portal.
LARCI partner organisations also conduct research. This research tends to be
of shorter duration and often, but not always, has a strong element of synthesis
rather than primary research. For more information, please visit the links below.
Local Government Association (LGA) (part of the LGG)
Communities and Local Government (CLG)
Local Government Improvement and Development, (part of LGG) has latest good
practise gathered from the sector which can be found