Community groups are invited to take part in a new scheme matching them with academics to complete research for social benefit. The Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) is open for applications until 22 February and the application link is here.
The initiative is led by National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and funded by Power to Change.
Up to 80 community organisations will be matched with academics across England. Partnered community organisations and researchers will have access to grants worth up to £1000 to fund ‘thinking time’ and up to £5000 to develop their project.
There is a workshop in Bristol on 22 March aimed at charities with a research idea, and academics who are keen to support them. The deadline for applying for a place is 22 February. Those who are invited to attend will be notified 3 weeks before the event.