Community Co-Production in heritage grant writing workshop

Community Co-Production in Heritage Grant Writing workshop, 17 April 2023

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The University of Hertfordshire Co-Production in Heritage Awards will be announcing their second call for applications at the end of March.

These are funded as part of a major UKRI Impact Acceleration Award.

Grants of up to £7500 are available to University of Hertfordshire researchers who are working in collaboration with an external partner to produce research in heritage.

Grant writing workshop

Monday 17 April 2023, 2pm-3pm

De Havilland Campus, in person, and hybrid on Zoom.

This grant-writing workshop offers you the opportunity to go through your draft application, see examples of previous grant winners’ projects, and network with partners.

It is open to all UH academic staff and external partners, including local authorities, charities, heritage institutions and museums, community groups and third-sector bodies.

We encourage UH staff and external partners to be in contact with each other before the workshop, so that you can have an application draft ready for the workshop, but we can also facilitate networking at the workshop, so do attend if you have a potential project and need to find someone to work with.

To register, please contact Prof Katrina Navickas, . Please let me know if you’re coming in person or would like the Zoom link.

What is community co-production?

Co-production in research is the process of conducting research with people and groups from outside the academic community. It may encompass identifying research questions, design and priority setting, governance, co-delivery of research activities, communication of key findings and involvement in knowledge exchange.

Examples of previous projects

The UH Heritage Hub has a well-established history of co-produced and match funded heritage projects with external partners. Previous examples of funded community projects include:

Mill Green Museum for an exhibition on fashion design inspired by heritage;
Friends of Fairlands Farm Community Interest Company for a book project to preserve and record the history of rural Stevenage;
The Higgins Bedford (art gallery and museum) to work with the Oral History Team on a project documenting the history of refugees in Bedford

See Heritage Projects for more examples.