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  • Healthy Planet, Healthy People Community-led Awards

    Created: 15/11/2023
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance
    This item will show under the following categories: Climate/Environment  

    Healthy Planet, Healthy People Community-led Awards are designed to support community*-led ​​research**. The awards are available to cover eligible costs arising from a defined research project. Funding will be provided to support new and existing research projects that promote the health of individuals through fostering healthy environments and communities, and enabling access to healthy foods.

    The Williamson Trust and Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) are looking to award ten demonstrator pilot-scale projects led by community-based individuals or organisations, who would each receive an award amount of up to £5,000 to conduct a research project for up to 12 months.

    *Community is defined as a group of people who share an identity-forming narrative.

    **Research is defined ​here ​as the creation of new knowledge​,​ ​​or the use of existing knowledge​,​ to help build practical solutions to targeted challenges.​​ 

    Applicant Eligibility 

    • Groups or individuals who can demonstrate that they could lead and deliver on the proposed research project 
    • Groups must have a named lead applicant who will be the key contact with the RSE
    • Incorporated community groups or organisations are eligible to apply if they are one of the following - a charitable trust, registered charity, educational institution, research institution, cultural institution, community interest company (CIC), social enterprise, cooperative society, local authority, community benefit society, voluntary or community group, non-profit company limited by guarantee
    • Unincorporated community groups are welcome to apply but need to clearly state who will sponsor their work 
    • Lead applicants must be based in Scotland
    • A new application will not be considered when a report on a previous RSE award is overdue

    Project Eligibility

    • Applicants may submit only one proposal
    • Funding is for up to 12 months. There is no minimum length of project 
    • The Awards must speak to one of three topics - 1) Climate 2) Nature 3) Food 
    • Projects should fall broadly under three types - 1) People 2) Problem 3) Practice 
    • Impact of the project should be Scottish based, although it may be transferable to other communities 
    • Individual applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from an eligible organisation

    How to apply

    Create a profile or login and complete the online application.

    For more information regarding the award, please contact the Research Awards team at [email protected].

    The closing date for applications is 11.59am on Monday 22 January 2024.




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