The Catherine Cookson Foundation was set up by the late Dame Catherine Cookson to support academic initiatives within the University. The Foundation has been able to make a valuable and distinctive contribution through a wide variety of awards, including the Go Volunteer programme, research projects, and poetry competitions, amongst others.
Small grants, normally between £500 and £5000, are made to projects on a one-off, non-recurrent basis. To be eligible, projects should:
- be of modest size;
- be the type of activity in which Dame Catherine Cookson herself might have had an interest;
- have no obvious alternative source of support, or be the sort of project where support from the Foundation could be pump-priming for other financial help;
- have local interest;
- be of benefit to students.
More information about the awards, and how you can apply, can be found on the Executive Office website. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 4 June.