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Pilot engagement project funding

Want to engage with communities in the Cardiff Capital Region?

Thank you for your interest in the scheme. Please note that applications for round two of the Pilot Engagement Project funding stream are now closed.

City Region Exchange has launched a new award scheme to support the University’s engagement in Cardiff and the surrounding area (the Cardiff Capital Region).

Up to £5,000 per project is available to support pilot projects that engage with communities, public authorities or firms.

The first round of projects took place during 2016. Thirteen projects were successful in securing funding.

The challenge

We invite applications for activities that seek to work with partners in any of the following broad fields:

  1. projects that strengthen health, well-being and/or social inclusion in our communities
  2. projects that work with communities and/or businesses to help them adapt to the challenges that they face
  3. projects that explore novel approaches to public service delivery
  4. projects that work to close gaps in educational attainment (including working with organisations that are supporting those not in education, employment or training)
  5. projects that aim to strengthen the economies of Cardiff Capital Region
  6. projects that enhance the quality and understanding of our common heritage.


Applications for round two of the Pilot Engagement Project funding stream are now closed.

Before applying, please review the guidance, selection criteria and requirements for the projects.

PEP2 Application Form

Pilot Engagement Projects application form.


If you would like to discuss any aspect of this then please contact