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Funding Options for CILIPS Annual Conference 2021


We are very pleased to share a variety of funded places offered by CILIPS regional branches and special interest groups, allowing as many members as possible to attend our 2021 Conference.

CILIPS North East Branch are sponsoring a two-day place at the Conference for a member from their region. To apply for this funded place, please email with approx. 100 words on how you would benefit from attending. Applications should be sent by 15th May and the winner will be informed on 20th May. The successful applicant will be asked to write a Conference report reflecting on the event to be submitted by 8th July.

CILIPS Tayside Branch is offering a total of four funded places for delegates: two on 7th June and two on 8th June. Applicants are asked to write a short paragraph explaining why they’d like to attend the conference and how they think it would help their professional development. The successful applicants will then be asked to write a report about their experience at the conference to go on the CILIPS Tayside website. Applications should be sent by Friday 14th May to Branch Secretary Laura Stewart at

Public and Mobile Libraries Group Scotland (PMLG) is offering one funded two-day place for a delegate, with applicants asked to write a short statement of 100 words about why a conference place would make a difference to them, what they hope to gain from attending and how they will use the knowledge gained. Applicants should:

  • be a CILIPS member working in a public or mobile library setting
  • have not attended conference before or for a number of years
  • agree to use social media during the conference to share information
  • write 500 words about the conference for the PMLG website afterwards.

Please apply before 4pm on 19th May, with applications or enquiries sent to PMLG Chair Sally Walker at

New for 2021, we’re delighted to announce that there is a sponsored conference place being offered to a member of the CILIP LGBTQ+ Network. If you’re a network member who:

– hasn’t been to a conference before


– would not be able to afford to go without this bursary

Please email with an application of max 500 words by 5pm on 28th May.

We look forward to seeing you all on 7th and 8th June 2021 for Reinvigorate and Renew: Emerging into a better, brighter, new world.

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