Enabling Fund for Public Engagement

Helping turn great public engagement ideas into reality

What is the Enabling Fund?

Our Enabling Fund helps support great ideas for public engagement from staff and students across the campus. Awards of up to £1,500 are available on a competitive basis for activities that engage public audiences with the science and innovation that takes place at the Wellcome Genome Campus.

The fund is designed to support a wide variety of engagement activities. Ideas with the following overarching qualities are particularly welcome:

  • Engagement activities that encourage dialogue and discussion around areas of genomics science, including those that can provoke emotive responses
  • Activities that reach publics otherwise unlikely to interact with the campus
  • Projects that promote equality and diversity in the course of planning and delivery
  • Proposals that embed evaluation in order to measure the impact of the activity

There are three rounds of funding per year. The next deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 2 March 2020. All applications are assessed by a panel consisting of internal and external judges.

If you want to discuss your idea in advance, drop us a line at engage@wgc.org.uk. You might also find our online guides to thinking about your Audiences and Evaluation helpful to consult.

The full terms and guidance, together with the application form are available to download below.

Guidance and application form