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New funding launched to support good practice

15 Jan 2020 | Advance HE Advance HE launches new funding strand to support and develop good practice across the sector.

Advance HE is delighted to announce the launch of Good Practice Grants (GPGs) which will replace our Small Development Project scheme.

This new funding will give our members an opportunity to develop and share innovative practice with the sector.

Small Development Projects were launched in 2004 as part of our membership offer, which resulted in valuable research on a range of leadership, management, governance and equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

The 2019 Small Development Projects focused heavily on the mental health and wellbeing of students.

From 2020 we are able to offer this potential funding to all Advance HE Members in the UK and Ireland in the updated form of Good Practice Grants.

Michael Parker, Head of Membership and Networks at Advance HE said:

“The Good Practice Grants are a new member benefit being launched by Advance HE to encourage the sharing of great ideas from across the sector.

"Through showcasing examples of good practice, we believe that everyone can benefit from the shared learning experiences of individuals and teams from our member institutions, encouraging the sector to share, connect and collaborate.”

We are particularly interested in projects that might not attract funding elsewhere that utilise creative approaches and multimedia content such as film, animation and infographic-rich reports.

This year’s project titles cover Advance HE's three core areas of leadership, equality, diversity and inclusion and teaching and learning:

  • good practice in inclusive leadership: what works?
  • fostering a sense of belonging for staff and students: what works?
  • successful transitions: what works for different student groups?

Two strands of funding are available: up to £1,000 for ‘What Works?’ case studies and up to £4,000 for solution-based proposals. 

All applications must be with us by 12 noon (GMT) Friday 7 February 2020.

Find out more about Good Practice Grants 2020  

Click here to apply

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