£500k funding for public engagement pilots
5 Sep 2019
A new £500,000 funding opportunity is being made available to support research organisations UK-wide to pilot place-based public engagement partnerships and activities.
UKRI’s Enhancing place-based partnerships in public engagement will support capacity building in collaborative, place-based public engagement between research organisations, partner organisations and communities. Projects and partnerships will be driven by a geographically defined community's need that can be approached by engagement with research and innovation and therefore shape and generate new learning opportunities.
Projects will plan, develop and test ways of working, co-created and in partnership with communities in their defined geography with the aim of embedding community and public engagement with research.
Successful projects will clearly articulate the aims and expectations of the challenges that their project might address including consultation, intelligence gathering, developing capacity, delivery and accountability. Funds may be used to support the scale-up of existing activities, new activities or partnership building activities.
Projects will be led by UK research organisations who are eligible to receive funding from UKRI and will be delivered by collaborative consortia consisting of at least one eligible research organisation and at least one community partner / organisation.
The funding will be allocated based on a single-stage expert review and assessment process, where UKRI expect to make at least 15 awards. Bids should request between £10,000 and up to a maximum of £40,000 pathfinder funding from UKRI to support proposed activities.
The deadline for submitting a full bid to Enhancing place-based partnerships in public engagement is 5pm on Monday 21 October 2019.
For further details on the application and assessment processes visit Enhancing place-based partnerships in public engagement.