GCRF Network Plus

Creating Safer Space is a Network Plus funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. GCRF addresses global challenges through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, strengthens capability for research and innovation within both UK and developing countries, and provides an agile response to emergencies and opportunities.

The ambition is to generate innovative solutions to intractable development issues and to identify practicable pathways to healthier and safer lives, sustainable development and prosperity for all, equal and effective education, social justice and human rights, and stable institutions.

GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Read more about the Global Challenges Research Fund and other GCRF projects here

The Network Plus model facilitates the development of equitable partnerships between academics, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners in the Global North and South. It allows for integrated and crosscutting activities across disciplines and research organisations to address a set of integrated development challenges.

More information on the GCRF Network Plus funding model can be found here.