Forrest Hills retreat

Forrest Hills Retreat

We took a small cohort of bid writers to Forrest Hills for a two day bid writing retreat in June. Everyone enjoyed the space to write and made excellent progress on their bids. Looking forward to returning there in August for our next retreat.

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Success! New funding received

We are really pleased to announce that we have secured funding to continue the Funding Accelerator project until the end of September 2019.

We were award the funding from the ESRC through the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

This means we can continue supporting our partners in their bid writing and also organise more events to connect more academics with the public, private, and third sectors that we work with. We know that the people we work with are eager to not only create projects which improve the lives of their communities but also understand the impact they are having from a research point of view in order to go on to create even more meaningful projects.

If you’d like to hear more, or even better get involved, please connect with our Design Manager Sharon on s.a.summers@lancaster.ac.uk

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The Success of Co-design

Guest post from Val Todd, Head of Research and Scholarship at Blackburn College

After spending a couple of months working on developing a project to support a group of under-represented women, I went back to the women to discuss how the initial ideas had developed, before I submitted the final funding bid. The women were very enthusiastic about the project, and all seemed to be going well, until I asked the fateful question – just to check, if you could do anything at all, what would it be? Continue reading The Success of Co-design

Events May – June 2019

I am so excited to announce the next round of events for our Funding Accelerator program. Note the dates in your diary, further information to follow in the next week or so …

14th May       9am – 7pm         Imagination, Lancaster          

Bid Accelerator Day: a full day of support and distraction-free writing time. You MUST have submitted a completed bid proposal outline before the event.

24th May       9:30am – 3pm      Museum & Art Gallery, Blackburn       

Bid Writing 101: for those new(ish) to bid writing, a chance to write a ‘pretend’ bid from start to finish and get feedback

14th June      9am – 7pm        Imagination, Lancaster           

Bid Accelerator Day: a full day of support and distraction-free writing time. You MUST have submitted a completed bid proposal outline before the event.

24th/25th June        Forrest Hills/Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster 

Two-day Bid Writing Retreat: This is a two day intensive bid writing activity. You must have a bid to work on and have submitted a bid proposal form for it beforehand. All refreshments, food, and accommodation provided. Please contact our Design Manager, Sharon on s.a.summer@lancaster.ac.uk for further information.