South Bank, London. Photo by Steph Ferguson


We are funded by UK Research and Innovation, which brings together nine Councils into a single organisation that aims to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

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UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. Their aim is to maximise the contribution of their component parts, working individually and collectively. They work with many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

Find out more on the UK Research and Innovation website

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Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

ESRC is the UK’s largest funder of research on the social and economic questions facing us today. Their research shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society.

Find out more on the ESRC website

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

EPSRC is the main funding agency for engineering and physical sciences research. Their portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry.

Find out more on the EPSRC website

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Decarbonising local transport – help for local authorities

CREDS supported recent work with the Local Government Association (LGA) and DecarboN8 to help local councils in England plan their transport decarbonisation strategies. Seven briefing notes written for the LGA, on subjects from bus use to parking policies to setting achievable carbon goals, are designed to provide guidance, examples and recommendations on the best ways to reach net zero carbon.

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