UCS Community Innovation Fund

Need funding to stimulate and support a new idea which will offer long-term benefits to the community in Shropshire?

Applications are open from 15 January, 2018, for the 2017/18 UCS Community Innovation Fund, supported by Furrows.

Individuals and organisations who can demonstrate that their initiative will make a difference in the county can apply for a share of the £5,000 fund.

The fund looks to foster partnerships to make ideas happen, by helping to turn proposals into projects, providing start-up funding, offering the time and input of UCS students and staff, and helping networks and neighbourhoods to develop.

Initiatives that will be particularly welcomed will have a focus on UCS learning and research areas which are: Medicine and Health; Sustainable Business and Community Development; Heritage and the Built Environment; Creativity, Culture and Place, and Environmental Science and Technology.

The closing date for applications is 31 March, 2018. Projects identified for support will be funded from May 2018 onwards.

For more information, including details of how to apply, email enquiries@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk, call 01743 297185 or visit the reception at Guildhall in Shrewsbury (SY3 8HQ), UCS’s learning and research base. The reception is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4pm on Fridays.