Fund title: Engaging Libraries Phase Two

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding for public libraries to develop partnerships with researchers in order to energise and empower people through engagement with research about health, society and culture

Application deadline:

25 September 2019

Fund description:

Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. It will help to facilitate partnerships between public libraries and researchers, and spark people’s curiosity around topics that are relevant or interesting to them. The programme is a partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation.

It is anticipated that 20 projects will receive funding to deliver a public engagement project on research in health, society and culture:

  • £12,000 – £25,000 for projects submitted by a single library service
  • £12,000 – £50,000 for joint applications

One of the aims of Engaging Libraries Phase Two is to facilitate partnerships between public libraries and universities or Independent Research Organisations and so the programme also includes support with finding a suitable research partner.



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