The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth

The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth
Co-design for health and wealth Funding Accelerator is a HEIF funded project led by Professor Leon Cruickshank from Lancaster University.

The aim of this project is for public, private, and third sector organisations to create projects in collaboration with Lancaster University to not only further research but also provide tangible benefits for their local community.

Building on our strategic alliance with Blackburn with Darwen Council, and together with local health, private, and third sector organisations we spent the first six months of this project facilitating the creation of cross-sector collaborative project ideas and assisting project teams through the process of developing their idea, writing the bid, and submitting for funding. 

We are now looking to expand this initiative into the Blackpool & Fylde area as well as help our own local communities of Morecambe and Lancaster.

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: 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

Funding Accelerator: Our third bid writing workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator: Our third bid writing workshop

The third of our bid writing workshops was held in Blackburn with Darwen council offices on the 28th March 2018.  This workshop included a range of representatives from various third sector organisations from the Blackburn with Darwen area. We'd sent out a 'what are your interests' form beforehand to prime people to come prepared - we wanted to not only give them an idea of what themes and bids were already being worked on but also allow...Read full article

Funding Accelerator: Our second bid writing workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator: Our second bid writing workshop

We held the second of our bid writing workshops here in the Imagination Lab on the 28th February 2018. Despite the snow we had partners travelling from the depths of East Lancashire and the wilds of Glasgow and after warming up with a hot drink and a biscuit we got down to business.  This workshop focused around six key themes ...Read full article

Co-design for Health and Wealth: Bid Writing Workshops FAQ

Articleby Sharon Summers

What is a bid writing workshop? Our overall aim is to share and discuss ideas for collaborative research and engagement projects that will have a positive impact on people’s health and wealth. These workshop events are the first stage and allow people from local government, third sector organisations, the NHS, academics, and other interested parties to get together and develop new ways to collaborate together. ...Read full article

Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank, Kiel Long
Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

As part of their Masters program a group of design management students are doing an intensive 'module in a week' to take a project involving the sensors from idea to prototype. On Monday 19th February they travelled to Blackburn to meet a group of volunteer older residents of the area in order to learn more about their lives and motivations in order to understand their potential needs and incorporate them into their projects. Included in the...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - First Bid Writing Workshop

We will be holding our first bid writing workshop at Blackburn College on 25th January 2018.

Part of the scope of this project is a series of co-design workshops to generate ideas for funding bids and facilitate the development of robust partnership bids for those ideas for connected...Read full update