Previous research projects

 Previous research projects undertaken within the Centre have included:

NGOs in Britain 1945-1997

This project examines the history of NGOs in Britain since 1945. It will offer an overview of the NGO sector in late 20th century Britain. It will also address questions regarding the specific dynamics of NGO influence within three key sectors: international aid and development, environmentalism and homelessness thereby enabling evaluation of the main characteristics and role of the sector as well as its socio-political influence.


This AHRC-funded project provides information on the availability of records relating to non-governmental organisations and pressure groups active in the UK since 1945. The main project ran until October 2007 and is now being continued by the new Leverhulme-funded project NGOs in Britain outlined above.