The Wellcome Foundation’s Public Engagement Fund is open to commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals working in the arts, culture, entertainment media, heritage, leisure, education, research, informal learning or other fields for projects that focus on health (even where this is not the main focus or core activity of the applicant).
The Foundation seeks creative ideas to engage the public in health research which focus on people – helping everyone play their own role in improving health. Work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage is particularly welcomed.
Funded projects will offer creative approaches to engage the public by:
- Empowering people
- Improving health research
- Helping people to value and think critically about science, health research, innovation and the role these play in society
Projects funded will be innovative or a new way of working, a development of an already successful activity that can be scaled up, made sustainable and cost-effective or an existing activity that can be replicated with a new audience, e.g. a different demographic or location.
Grants of £25,000 to £3 million are awarded to projects lasting up to 3 years.
Applications for grants under £250,000 are considered through a single stage application process four times a year – the next deadline is 5pm on the 11th January 2019.
Grants over £250,000 are considered throughout the year following the submission of an expression of interest – apply at any time.