Community University Partnership Initiative

The deadline for applications for the Bristol Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) match event is nearing! Manchester details are below too!

Funded by Power to Change and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CUPI supports community organisations (including community businesses, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations) and university researchers to create trusting and useful research collaborations which benefit all the partners involved.

Are you curious about building a new partnership? Have you got a research idea you are keen to explore? Then the Bristol match event could be a perfect opportunity to get involved.

Event details: Bristol – Thursday 22nd March at Knowle West Media Centre 10:30am – 4:30pm. Deadline for applications – Wednesday 28th February.

Please note that applying for a match event does not guarantee your place. We will be back in touch 3 weeks prior to the event to confirm whether applicants have been successful. Places will be prioritised for those who can attend the whole event.

CUPI is based on the successful MUPI programme – which found that a regional focus helped ensure attendees found relevant people to work with. 4 pilot match events will be taking place in England, in line with Power to Changes remit, however applications are open to those from across the UK who identify with the geographical area of the match event. Following evaluation of the pilot programme, we will seek funding to enable us to develop more comprehensive coverage across the UK.

Find out more and register your interest for the Bristol or Manchester (by 20th March) match event for the opportunity to create a new partnership, access funding and explore getting a research idea off the ground. Further match events to be announced soon.