MARCH Network
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The MARCH Network                                  

University College London

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London WC1E 7HB

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The MARCH Network is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call

opportunities

‘Hey Clay! workshop at Sunken Studio, Leeds’ – credit Joanne Crawford

opportunities

join one of our special interest research groups (SIGs): 

Or propose your own group.  Read our guidelines to find out more:

Early Career Researchers

Steering Group

Arts, Crafts and Mental Health

Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Nature, Outdoors and Mental Health

Digital Community Assets and Mental Health

Books, Libraries and

Mental Health 

Singing and Mental Health

Historic Environment and Mental Health 

events

Data, Health & The Arts
23 October 2019, Brighton
Give/Volunteering for Wellbeing
25 November 2019
Emerging Minds Launch
16 October 2019
Social Prescribing Event
17 October 2019, Amersham
Get Creative Festival Workshop
18 November 2019, Carlisle
Social Prescribing - Arts, Health
23 October 2019
Arts & Health Hub
21 October 2019
Museums, Universities - partnerships
13 November 2019, Leeds
The Social Value of Music
2 December 2019, London
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funding

These are a sample of upcoming research funding opportunities - further details can be found on our website.
If you're interested in applying and would like help finding collaborators, please contact Vas. 
british academy

Deadline: 

23 October 2019

The programme supports projects which engage with questions concerning the relationship between expertise, public understanding and policy delivery, and highlight the importance of collaboration between communities of practice, disciplines, capacities and borders.

nuffield foundation

Deadline: 

9 December 2019

Between £1-3M for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade.

nesta

Deadline: 

31 October 2021

A £3.7 million fund providing small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts, cultural and creative organisations

Innovate UK Healthy Ageing Trailblazers

Deadline: 

27 November 2019

Up to £2 million to conduct research and develop a business plan for a healthy ageing ‘trailblazer’. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

MRC/AHRC/ESRC

Deadline: 

17 December 2019

Up to £100K for at building and strengthening a cross-disciplinary community in the research area of Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind

architectural heritage fund

Deadline: 

21 October 2019

£15M is set to be distributed to projects that support transforming high streets and town centres in England by encouraging local economies. 

mRC Prevention research partnership

Deadline: 

14 November 2019

Up to £7M over five years for preventing poor mental health and promoting mental wellbeing. Research could include the development, design and evaluation of strategies or technologies to reduce mental health problems during key life-course transitions.

Garfield Weston Foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £100K for small community groups, to large national institutions that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.

National Lottery Awards for All

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K for local communities. There are different schemes for each of the four countries of the UK.

European Research Council - Starting Grant

Deadline: 

16 October 2019

  • Up to £1.5M for up to five years for an early-career scientist who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently, and shows potential to be a research leader

The Backstage Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Funding to support arts groups working with disadvantaged children and young people.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation Fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts.

Sport England Community Asset Fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • From £1K to 150K from this programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active

The Tudor Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £10K + supporting voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK, particularly those organisations who are supporting those at the margins of society. 

The foyle foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £50K for charities working at grassroots or local community level in arts and learning

John Moores Foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £15k supporting local community groups/projects in disadvantaged areas run by and for local people, including support and self-help groups, tenants’ associations, and community action

Edith Mellis Charitable Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £10K for UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises

Clore Duffield FouNdation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £1M particular to cultural learning and to museum, gallery, heritage and performing arts learning spaces

National Lottery Awards for All

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K to support what matters to people and communities. 

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £5K for United Kingdom registered charities in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement

City of London Central Grants Programme

Deadline: 

ongoing, 2x per year

  • For developing stronger neighbourhoods and communities, and promoting community health and wellbeing

NIHR

Deadline: 

12 November 2019

  • Understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities

Esmee fairburn

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • A range of arts-focused grants that support creative approaches to difficult social issues, and projects that build engagement with culture where there is low provision

NIHR

Deadline: 

12 November 2019

  • Understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities

Arts Impact fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • £150-600k for projects that bring together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts.

national lottery open grant programmes

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £3k to £5m for projects focusing on heritage in the UK

The Mickel fund

Deadline: 

March 2020

  • Donations of up to £10 twice a year for advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science, and participation in sports  

AHRC

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF)

  • £30K-100K to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact

heritage impact fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £25,000 to £500,000 of tailored finance for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK to develop sustainable heritage at the very heart of vibrant local economies

GLL Community foundation 

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • up to £5,000 worth of cash and in kind support to community projects across the UK -  local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, to learn and to play together. 

The Allen lane foundation 

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • Funding for projects that will proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area

reaching communities england 

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • Flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

the chapman charitable trust

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • £1-2K grants for organisations working in Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent that work to increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people.

arts council

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • The Creative People and Places fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average.

Museums, Universities - partnerships

13 November 2019, Leeds

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