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Project areas of interest (so far)

About the project

The Funding Accelerator is a HEIF funded project led by Professor Leon Cruickshank from Lancaster University.

Working with various public, health, private, and third sector organisations we facilitate the creation of cross-sector collaborative project ideas and assist you through the process of developing your idea, writing the bid, and submitting for funding.

This is an excellent opportunity for Lancaster University academics to collaborate with organisations to not only further research but also provide tangible benefits for local communities.

The initiative is mainly based in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool & Fylde, and also our local communities of Morecambe and Lancaster. We have already achieved some great successes and are on track to deliver more.

Areas of interest arising from our first workshop

Intergenerational projects to address:

  • Health (including mental wellbeing)
  • Getting people active
  • Community engagement
  • Isolation
  • Dementia

Health and wellbeing of the over 50s

Intersection of art, health, and communication
Visual art & artist effects on health and community

Design, software & hardware – apps, light installations, displays

Digital energy

Urban issues, design, public spaces, heritage

If you would like to be connected to any of these interesting projects please contact our Design Manager, Sharon Summers, or book on one of our workshops