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Small Grants

The Community Engagement Team are again running a small grant scheme open to academic staff and PhD researchers in all academic schools. Awards of up to £500 will be available, either to develop and run a new engagement activity, or to bring a new engagement element to an existing project/activity.

Please note:
- Awards cannot be used solely for refreshments.
- Activities must be designed for the general public and awards cannot be made to support academic networking events or any student recruitment activity.

Deadline: 11th April 2014

To make an application, please download the application form from the right of this page and return it to by 11th April. If you would like to discuss your application before submission please contact us on or 02920 870998.


Projects funded in 2013:

School of Biosciences, Dr Rosalind John – A series of activities on the theme of ‘Maternal lifestyle and healthy babies’

School of Biosciences, Dr Elisabetta Canetta - Series of three workshops on ‘Understanding the natural process of human cells using physics’

School of City and Regional Planning & School of Architecture, Dr Andrea Frank & Dr Marga Munar Bauza – Exhibition and events based around student urban design work

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Ian Fryett – ‘Exploring the underwater world’ – boat based scientific cruise around Cardiff Bay

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Kate Walker – A series of podcasts ‘What everyone should know about climate change’

School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Shelagh Weeks – Creative writing workshops with local secondary schools

School of Engineering, Michelle Davies – public engagement activities with ’Cardiff Racing’ the formula student racing team.

School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, Mirona Moraru – ‘The Human Library’ - an event designed to allow people to share their different multilingual experiences.  

School of Medicine, Dr Rose Thompson – ‘Epilepsy Stories Collection’ – developing digital stories with people with epilepsy

School of Medicine, Dr Danielle Huckle – Digital storytelling for the Mushin Museum of anaesthetics

School of Physics and Astronomy, Dr Edward Gomez – Production of astronomy activity booklets for 5-11 year olds

School of Psychology, Dr Derek Jones – ‘Brain Games’ primary school assemblies

School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Dr Jacqui Mulville - Guerilla Archaeology at summer festivals

If you would like any further information about the scheme please contact