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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.

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Event Dates

January Workshop: ImaginationLancaster, 22nd January 2019

February Workshop: Museum and Art Gallery, Blackburn, 28th February 2019

Writing Retreat: Brantwood, Coniston, 6th – 7th March 2019

March Workshop: Solaris Centre, Blackpool, 21st March 2019

April Workshop: ImaginationLancaster, 3rd April 2019

CELEBRATION: ImaginationLancaster, 17th April 2019

Workshop general format:

  • Introductions
  • Topic talk & discussion
  • Lunch
  • Ideas and collaboration / quiet writing time

Funding Accelerator Updates

It’s been a busy two months since the project restarted, we’ve been spending the time catching up with our project partners as well as organising our launch event and planning next year’s workshops. 

As a result of our excellent launch event we have now got a series of events planned for the first half of 2019, the first one being held on the 22nd January at the Imagination Lab in the LICA Building. 

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Stage Two Launch Event

On Wednesday 28th November we held a launch event in Blackburn for the second stage of the HEIF funded Funding Accelerator project. We held the event in the Victorian Gallery at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, an open and inspiring space reminding us of all the innovative ideas which blossomed in the Victorian Age. 

It was great to see familiar faces from our first cohort of partners on this project as well as many new faces hoping to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of their local communities. 

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