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Funds and Awards

A key objective of the Institute is to support the development of activities relating to public engagement and to recognise and reward the work of those who are making a difference in that field.

It is possible to apply for grants to support or develop initiatives within the community through our Collaboration and Co-production fund. In addition to this, we run the Warwick Award for Public and Community Engagement.

Warwick Award for Public and Community Engagement (WAPCE)

WAPCE is an annual award which celebrates the very best of Warwick’s staff and students contributions in engaging the public. There are 7 awards with up to £4,000 available to support ongoing excellent practice in Public Engagement. WAPCE launches on 17th January 2022 with a deadline of 1st March 2022 for 1st stage applications.

WIE Collaboration and Co-Production Fund

Grants of up to £3,000 will be available to staff and students to support activities that focus on building new, or strengthening existing, relationships, with local, regional, and national community partners, groups or organisations.

The grants are reviewed and issued by a review panel bi-annually with all monies to be spent by the end of the financial year (31st July)

Find external engagement fundingLink opens in a new window

The NCCPE (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement) maintains an extensive list of public engagement funds broken down by discipline. This is great place to start looking if you want funding for an engagement project.

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Support developing a public engagement grant application

Fellows from our Funding Learning CircleLink opens in a new window are happy to read grant applications and provide you feedback. If you'd like their support email a copy of your bid to as far in advance of the deadline as possible. If we don't have sufficient notice it may not be possible to help.