Research Services From Involving Lincs

Many of the Involving Lincs consortium  members carry out research and hold data reports on specific topics that are available either for free or at a small charge.

We define Research as a systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject. We specialise in providing research relating to the voluntary and community sector, their activities and the communities they work with.

The types of research that we could offer may include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation
  • Mapping
  • Surveys
  • Market research
  • Needs analysis
  • Impact measurement

Our partners have compiled various pieces of research around the following themes:

  • Sports
  • Health and Well-being
  • Training
  • Volunteering
  • Children and young people
  • Asset transfer
  • Commissioning
  • Social enterprise


Case Studies

We have various examples of work undertaken by our members. We also have samples of data that is available on demand from the following link

Case Studies
Find Out More: To discuss your research needs, please email or look at our members’ profiles below

Peer to Peer Research Group

A dedicated peer to peer research group has been established to share best practice and improve access to the research we hold and to build relationships with specialist organisations, such as the Lincolnshire Research Observatory (LRO).

The organisations involved in this group include the Children’s Links, Community Lincs, Discover Volunteering, HCDL, Lincolnshire CVS, Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and Urban Challenge.

The research held falls under specific ‘themed’ categories as follows:

  • Asset Transfer
  • Children and Young People
  • Commissioning
  • Community engagement
  • Crime
  • Rural demographics
  • Social Enterprise
  • Sport/Health and Wellbeing
  • Training
  • Volunteering

Building Links with the LRO

The Lincolnshire Research Observatory (LRO) holds a range of information, research and data that can be accessed via a dedicated website and they are also available to answer specific or general research queries.

Established in December 1999, the LRO is a partnership of organisations across the county who aim to share and improve access to quality information and intelligence about Lincolnshire.

The main aims of the LRO are to:

  • Act as the single shared evidence base for Lincolnshire
  • Improve availability and use of key information
  • Raise levels of expertise and capacity among partners
  • Reduce duplication of effort and research fatigue
  • Provide a seamless approach to data provision

Members’ Profile

Our members offering research services are listed below. Click on the links for more information.

Community Lincs HCDL Research Service Children’s Links