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Applications open for phase two of the Engaging Libraries Programme

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Applications for the second phase of the Engaging Libraries programme for public libraries across the UK are now open. The programme is a partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation.

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 offers:

  • Funding to deliver a public engagement project on research in health, society and culture:

– £12k – £25k if you are applying as a single library service

– £12k – £50k if you are submitting a joint application

  • Support with matching successful applicants to a suitable research partner if you do not already have a partnership in mind or in place. (We can also provide advice about partnership matching during the application process.)
  • A Development Programme providing contact with experts and the opportunity to share ideas and learn with and from other Engaging Libraries participants.
  • An external evaluation to ensure that learning and experience is captured and shared more widely.

The Application Pack for Engaging Libraries Phase 2 is available from the Carnegie UK Trust website and contains information on the programme’s aims, ethos and practicalities, as well as case studies, definitions and guidance on approaching researchers. A list of FAQs is also included within the pack. Applications should be made using the online form and are open until Wednesday 25 September at 5pm.

Further information about Engaging Libraries Phase 2 can be found on the Carnegie UK Trust website. If you have any queries please email engaginglibraries@carnegieuk.org or call 01383 721 445.