Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) - Birmingham Application form

The Community University Partnership Initiative supports community organisations, community businesses and charities to work with researchers in mutually beneficial ways.

Please note that submitting an application form does not confirm your place at the match event. We will be back in touch 3 weeks prior to the event  to confirm if you have been successful in gaining a place at the event. Application deadline - Monday 4th June 2018.

The CUPI project is a small pilot co-funded by AHRC and Power to Change, which, if successful, we will seek to roll out across the UK. The approach is based on the successful MUPI programme – which found that a regional focus helped ensure people found relevant people to work with. The 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.  

If you have any questions, please get in touch with 

For example which University School or Department do you work within?
For example, is your organisation a Community Interest Company (CIC), Company Ltd by Guarantee, Charity, Social Enterprise or Voluntary organisation
Please indicate how much experience you have of community university partnerships where 1 is no experience and 10 is significant experience (e.g. long term partnerships over 5 years)
For example, what was the focus? how recently was this experience? have you partnered on a research project before? or any other information you may think is important. Max 100 words.
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Please note: Birmingham event is Tuesday 3rd July between 10:30am - 4:30pm. If you are successful in gaining a place at the match event and are no longer able to attend, please let us know. Failure to cancel your place within 48 hours of the event will result in a cancellation charge of £50.

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  • Be kept for up to ten years;
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