The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth

The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth
A developmental project to assess the potential for low cost simple passive sensors and use this as the basis for new collaborations and funding applications.

Lancaster University has a strategic relationship with Blackburn and Darwen Council promoting collaboration and research. The Funding Accelerator is a HEIF funded project to strengthen and deepen this relationship. Building on an ongoing project to place ‘wellbeing sensors’ in the homes of 100 people over 50 living alone in Blackburn. We will be extending thiat work, looking for ingenious solutions and applications for these inexpensive sensors. Through a series of events and workshops we aim to discover further uses for the sensors and identify and generate ideas for funding bids and facilitate the development of robust partnership bids for those ideas for connected healthy communities. 

 

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
LongLong Kiel Long Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive artefact design, Designing for health and wellbeing, Mindfulness and Mindlessness

Updates

Funding Accelerator - A Bid Writer's Experience

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - A Bid Writer's Experience

One of our bid writers, Jane Moodie from Active Lancashire, sent us this to add to our blog.  When myself and Tamasin were first informed of the project our first thoughts were 'will we be out of our depth', 'will the others be really knowledgeable on writing funding bids'. ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - A Retrospective

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator - A Retrospective

Putting the FUN into Funding Bidding for project funding can seem a lot of hard work (and it is) however there is no reason you can’t have some fun while you’re doing it.  The HEIF funded Funding Accelerator program aimed to make creating ideas and developing them into funding bids an enjoyable process that brought together people from various organisations and different backgrounds in order to collaborate on co-design projects to benefit...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day Two

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day Two

See here for Day One. Despite discussions around projects (and football) lasting til midnight all were bright-eyed and ready for more work early the next morning. After a quick round-up of what everyone planned for today and making sure all the support they needed was available it was time to get on with writing their bids.  ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day One

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day One

Since January 2018 we have been working with Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn University, and third sector organisations within the Blackburn area to create new and collaborative projects to submit for funding. We have held monthly workshops in both Blackburn and at Lancaster University to give people from these various backgrounds the opportunity to get together and generate ideas.  ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Fifth Bid Writing Workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator - Fifth Bid Writing Workshop

On the 30th May we had our fifth bid writing workshop here at the Imagination Lab. This was planned as a full day workshop in order to allow those currently writing bids to have some time to research and write without distractions.  ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator: Our fourth bid writing workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator: Our fourth bid writing workshop

Held in Blackburn Library our fourth workshop was a different format to the ones we'd held previously.  In response to questions regarding funding sources we dedicated the major part of the session to discussing different places to access funding for projects and the characteristics and opportunities for each. ...Read full article