STFC Wonder Match events,Manchester (5 June) and London (4 July)
26 April 2019
Public Engagement - funding Public Engagement - opportunity
Wonder Match is the perfect opportunity for community organisations and researchers to meet together and develop ideas for engagement activities. Based on a highly effective approach, Wonder Match is a series of partnership-building events designed to support community organisations and researchers to work together to encourage diverse audiences to engage with science.
Brought to you by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the events provide an opportunity for community organisations supporting people in the 40% most deprived areas of the UK, and researchers in STFC related disciplines, to meet and develop project ideas together.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to network; share ideas; and explore potential partnership ideas together. You will also have the chance to bid for up to £1,000 to help develop your ideas and plans for working together further. We anticipate that partnerships formed at the event will also apply for up to £15,000 funding from the STFC Spark Award. (Please note you can apply for STFC Spark funding without participating in the event.)
You can now apply to be part of the following events:
Wednesday 5th June 2019, Bridge 5 Mill Manchester - Click here to apply
Thursday 4th July 2019, Cinema Museum London - Click here to apply
Please note: applications are welcome from anyone who works in STFC related disciplines, as well as anyone who is part of a community organisation such as a charity, social enterprise, educational or cultural organisation. If you are in any doubt whether you are eligible or have any other questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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