All ideas and existing projects will be considered and the fund is open to all staff or students (individuals or groups) in the Faculty. We want to encourage, and will prioritise funding for new projects and ideas related to:
- Environmental sustainability and / or Living Labs projects
- Innovation in Social Responsibility in the curriculum
- Local community engagement projects
- Widening Participation
To apply, please complete the online application form.
The second round of applications for this academic year is open for applications. We welcome and will consider all applications but particularly encourage applications from students.
The application deadline is 5.00pm on Wednesday, 23 October 2019.
The judges will review all applications after the deadline and you will be contacted via email within one month of the competition closing.
Applicants can apply for funding up to £3,000. Funding is available between 1 August 2019 - 31 July 2020. All funding allocated must be spent during this time and initiatives must be delivered during this time. If your project requires spending after 31 July 2020 or will run over this period, please contact us prior to application so that we can discuss options with you.
We encourage applicants to only request the amount of funding needed.
Costs can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Resources (e.g. online and printed material), including payment for support to help create new material
- Implementation costs (e.g. project consumables)
- Subsistence and travel (we encourage the consideration of sustainable travel or the use of alternative means of meeting such as Skype)
- Venue and/or equipment hire
- Visitor/speaker fees and expenses up to a maximum of £250 per speaker.
- Refreshment costs
- Photography and filming (and editing) costs
- Costs cannot include requests for IT equipment or other items which would normally be requested through your Department equipment and resources budget.
This funding complements Department budgets or research grants, and should be used to fund projects which the Department is not able to fund. This will be taken into account when funding is allocated.
Successful applicants should procure items through the University's procurement system and should use University-approved suppliers for services.
Additional guidance for the prioritised areas, as well as case studies of projects which have received funding previously, are provided below: