Enabling State Challenge winners launch free marketing guide for community enterprises

July 28, 2016

By Angela Catley, Community Catalysts

Social Enterprise Community Catalysts has recently launched a clear and practical marketing guide aimed at people running small community enterprises and ventures that offer health, care and wellbei...

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Empathy and a voice through digital skills

July 26, 2016

by Fatma Osman, The Pavilion

The Pavilion offers a range of educational programmes for young people unable to attend mainstream schools for a variety of reasons including social, emotional, behavioural and medical difficulties....

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“I don’t use computers too much…”

July 20, 2016

by Pauline Spence, Mencap NI

Just like most young people, young people with learning disabilities are interested in digital technology. #WhatAboutMeNI is a fun, new project for young people with learning disabilities aged 1...

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Learning from Evidence Exchange

July 13, 2016

by Robyn Ellis Hartigan, Carnegie Policy Intern Summer 2016

The Evidence Exchange project begin in 2014 as a partnership between Carnegie UK Trust (CUKT) the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Joseph Rowntree Foundation after a gap in evidence exchange for soc...

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The Carnegie Medal: A judge’s story

June 28, 2016

By Jennifer Horan, CILIP Carnegie Medal Judge and Member of Youth Libraries Committee for Scotland

On 20 June 2016 the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book award, was awarded to Sarah Crossan. Here, Jennifer Horan talks us through what it was like to be sel...

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Public Libraries: key to a shared civic ambition

June 2, 2016

by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

A year on from the launch of Scotland’s first National Strategy for Public Libraries, Martyn Evans, Chair of the National Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland Strategic Group, reflects on the ...

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Looking Back on Carnegie Library Lab

May 27, 2016

Anish Noble-Harrison, Joint Lead, Outreach, Swindon Libraries

Carnegie Library Lab has been an invaluable experience. I feel that I’ve grown as a person, in confidence and professional ability as a result of the project funding, online learning, mentoring and ...

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My first steps as a Carnegie Library Lab Partner

May 27, 2016

Harriet Hopkins, Pyle Library (Bridgend Library Service) – Awen Cultural Trust

Project: Art-inFormation Well, what an inspiring two days I’ve just spent at Manchester Central Library for the first part of my journey as a Carnegie Library Lab Partner! I knew when I rec...

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To achieve impact deeper interactions between academia and the third sector are required

May 13, 2016

Written by Jenny Brotchie, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Academic institutions are producing high quality, highly trusted social science data but this isn’t always translated into policy and practice. Why are universities not having the impact on social...

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“The most brilliant thing in the world of children’s books”

April 2, 2016

Written by Joy Court, Chair, CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals Working party

Since the publication of the influential OECD report “Reading For Change” in 2000, continuing research evidence has proved that reading for pleasure has a positive impact on attainment and the lif...

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