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Launching our Impact Report 2023

March 22, 2024

As our community continues to grow, so does the need to showcase what we're up to and the impact we're making. Our Impact Report is a way for both newcomers and long-time supporters to see what we are working on and the impact this has had. It illustrates what we have achieved against our ambitions set out in Our Direction 2020 thanks to the dedication of our community. It also introduces you to our newly co-produced strategy that was launched at the end of October 2023.

  • Read our Impact Report 2023 to find out more about what we got up to in 2023 as we strived for a better, more co-produced world.

Highlights from the Impact Report

Our activities

We delivered 21 co-production training sessions to 502 people across 15 organisations including 8 UCL departments and teams, 3 not for profit organisations, 1 networks/communities of practice, 1 charity, 1 university, and 1 council.

Gave 19 talks about co-production to 1482 people across 17 organisations, including 7 UCL departments and teams, 5 charities, 3 universities, 1 not for profit organisation, 1 network/community of practice, 1 research funder, and 1 public body.

Contributed to 5 research bids that have resulted in £1,179,818.54* funding being awarded to the research project teams and £86,078.27 for Co-Production Collective.

Our events

We held 11 co-creation sessions which were attended by 397 people.

12 CoPro Cuppas, 298 attendees, 35% were attending for the first time.

Our projects

Following our work on the Value of Co-Production Research Project that we published in 2022, we launched the Measuring Success: Learning by Doing Programme to learn how best to evaluate co-production. As part of this project, we are funding 8 research projects, covering topics such as student mental health, eco-anxiety, and social carers’ mental health. The projects began in January 2024 and will be completed by September 2024. You can read more about the Measuring Success Programme on our webpage.

For our All about Ethics project we joined forces with UCL Engagement to explore how research ethics works in relation to co-production, public involvement and engagement within universities and beyond. After speaking to 50 people from a variety of backgrounds including co-producers, public contributors, researchers and those working in the field of ethics from outside of universities, to find out their views, we put together a Project Report and Guidance document. This report and guidance was launched in June at our ‘All about Ethics’ event which attracted 86 people and had received a lot of interest on social media.

Please have a read of our Impact Report 2023 (which is in a PDF format).

Accessible versions

We also have the following accessible versions of the Impact Report 2023 available to download from this Google Drive folder:

  • A screen reader friendly version - as a Word document and as a PDF document
  • A large font version - as a Word document
  • An audio version - as a MP3 file
  • Versions of the Interactive summary in Braille, EPUB, DAISY, MOBI

If you would like a different format or another version of Braille not listed please ask us, we will happily send this to you - please contact us via email on

Thank you!

This Impact Report is the result of working together with our community, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to projects that are featured in the report, offered feedback, and provided testimonials.

We hope you find our impact report useful. Please help us by sharing it with others, and if you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with us on, we’d love to hear from you!

Thank you to Emily from Studio Hicks and the team.

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