Enabling Fund for Public Engagement

A new fund to help turn great public engagement ideas into reality

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. Ideas that stimulate dialogue and discussion are particularly welcome, as are initiatives that reach underserved audiences - including communities or groups who would normally be unlikely to interact with the campus or its science. 

There are three rounds of funding per year with deadlines in January, May and September. The deadline has now passed for our first round. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application; we will be announcing the successful project in February.

Applications are now open for the second round of grants with a deadline of 5pm on Thursday 31st May 2018.

All applications are assessed by a panel consisting of internal and external judges, and successful projects in the second round will be announced on Friday 8th June. 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:-