Public Engagement

Community Engagement Grants

The Community Engagement Small Grants scheme provides opportunities for Queen Mary University of London staff and students to develop community engagement initiatives based on the needs of the university's local community. 


Applicants can apply for up to £500 to develop new or existing relationships with community-based organisations and to pilot new engagement activities which: 

  • Work with community orgnaisations to shape and collaborate in activities
  • Are based on a need/s identified by the local community
  • Engage and involve the local community in Queen Mary research and teaching
  • Have a mutual benefit – with benefits to you, your research and the communities and individuals engaged.

Applications are welcome from all university staff and students, and we reccomend applications have a community partner as a co-applicant. Where this isn't possible, organisations you wish to engage with will need to be identified.


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All projects and spend must be complete by the 31st July 2019. Applications for activities that go beyond the 31st July 2019 will not be accepted.
The scheme is open to all Queen Mary staff and students.

The grant is unable to fund activities which are already taking place, taking place without the involvement of community organisations, and taking place outside of East London. East London extends to the Islington borough for those based at the Charterhouse Square and West Smithfield campuses.  

Departmental Budget Code

If you are successful you will need to provide a departmental budget code. Please note that funding codes for the grant to be transferred to cannot be an EDA code. If you are unsure of which budget code to use, please speak to your departmental financial administrator.


The Centre for Public Engagement is managing this funding opportunity and will provide support in the development of proposals. Please email with your queries.


The deadline for applications is the 15th of each month. 

Apply here