New round of the small grants scheme for creative, community led sustainabilty projects

09 May 2022

GCPH and the University of Glasgow are coming together to run a small grants scheme for community led sustainability projects.

Our small grants scheme will fund community organisations in Glasgow to deliver creative projects on sustainability over the summer of 2022.

Images from GCPH Small Grants for Creative Youth Climate Change Projects funded in 2021

Through its CIVIS Open Labs Initiative, the University of Glasgow, a member of the CIVIS European Universities Alliance, joins GCPH to provide a fund, which will launch on 23rd May 2022, 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, the GCPH and the University of Glasgow.

The fund will welcome applications from existing researcher-community partnerships, as well as projects with no existing connection but with an interest in engaging with the University in some way as part of their project or in the future. 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.  Through this scheme, the GCPH was able to fund eight organisations to produce creative output communicating the views of children and young people in 2020 and five organisations working with children and young people from traditionally marginalised group to express their concerns about the impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing, in anticipation of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow 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.

How to apply

To apply for a small grant of up to £2000, applications can be downloaded from the GCPH website from 23rd May 2022. If you are interested check back at the GCPH website or email Kelda.mclean@glasgow.ac.uk and she will send the form to you when it is available. The deadline for applications will be 13th June 2022.

Activities funded by the scheme will be required to take place within six months of being successfully selected for funding and the funded projects will be showcased at an event at a later date. Further details to be shared on this in due course.

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