New Small Grants Fund for Community-Led Sustainability Projects Launches Today.



This week, The University of Glasgow (UofG) and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) launched a new small grants scheme for community led sustainability projects.

Our smalls grants will fund community organisations in Glasgow to deliver creative projects on sustainability over summer 2022. Community-UofG research partnerships will also be eligible.

Through CIVIS Open Labs, the University of Glasgow, a member of the CIVIS European Universities Alliance, joins the Glasgow Centre for Population Health to provide a fund to support creative, community led, sustainability projects. Through this fund, we hope to understand and support projects that address sustainability priorities that are identified by, and of importance to, community members, groups, and organisations in Glasgow. In providing these grants, we also hope to build new connections and strengthen existing relationships between community organisations and the University of Glasgow and GCPH.

The fund will welcome applications from existing researcher-community partnerships, as well as community projects with no existing connection but with an interest in engaging with the University. This could be anything from applying evidence to a local issue to involving student volunteers. This collaboration builds on the successful small grant scheme previously run by the GCPH to amplify the views of children and young people about the impacts of climate change on their health and wellbeing.  Through this scheme, the GCPH funded eight organisations to produce creative outputs communicating the views of children and young people in 2020 and five organisations specifically working with children and young people from traditionally marginalised group in 2021.

Non-profit organisations, schools and voluntary and community groups are eligible to apply.  Unfortunately, it will not be possible for individuals to apply.

If you are a UofG researcher interested in working with community projects funded under this scheme, or who may have an existing community partnership the scheme would be of interest to, please get in touch with kenneth.skeldon@glasgow.ac.uk to register interest and/or share ideas. 

How to apply

To apply for a small grant of up to £2,000, applications can be downloaded from the GCPH website. The deadline for applications will be 13th June 2022.

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