Ignite is a 12 month community-university partnership incubator programme run by the University of Brighton and funded by UK Research and Innovation.
For the first time the university will combine in one development programme: seed funding a ‘community of practice’ and tailored partnership support. The aim is to foster six new partnerships and to help sustain them into the future. Each partnership will receive up to £6000 worth of support for the 2018/19 Ignite programme.
Applications are now closed and proposals are currently being considered by the Ignite Advisory Group, made up of community and university members. Projects will need to demonstrate community impact, and those that address social inclusion and sustainability will be prioritised. The selected six partnerships will be announced shortly as part of the 2018/19 Ignite programme.
The Ignite programme will be delivered by the University of Brighton’s Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) team who secured the national funding. CUPP has a long history of encouraging and supporting successful community collaborations. A key outcome of the programme will be to share the learning from Ignite. This will include the production of a guide and partnership case studies, so other universities and communities can benefit from the learning – both in the UK and internationally.
We are no longer accepting applications, but if you would like to find out more about the Ignite programme, you can contact Dr Nicolette Fox, CUPP’s Development Manager, at email@example.com.