Skip to main content

Civic University Network

Question for Department for Education

UIN 75917, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support the Civic University Network.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The government supports and is grateful for the key role universities play as anchor institutions within their locality, and of their importance to the economic, social, and cultural wellbeing needs of the surrounding community. In the financial year 2020-21, the department provided grant funding of £50,000 towards establishing the peer-led Civic University Network. This helped to increase the quality and sustainability of civic engagement through the creation of Civic University Agreements.