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Development Awards Scheme

Development awards scheme

These small awards (<£5K) will support the development and progression of GW4 collaborations by funding a single activity or resource. The aim is that communities will use the small awards as a step towards applying for external funding. Applications can come from new or existing GW4 communities.

The awards can be used for a variety of purposes, such as enhancing collaborative relationships (academic, industry or other stakeholders), seminars, community workshops, or public engagement activities. Projects which include external partners are encouraged, although not required. There is no closing date for applications, with awards set to be made throughout the year. The Guidance and Application Form can be downloaded below.

Download the Guidance Document

Download the Application Form

Communities with Development Awards are listed on our main Building Communities page.

If you have questions or want to know more please contact the GW4 Building Communities Manager by emailing

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter