COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANTS SCHEME (CEGS)
The Community Engagement Grants Scheme (CEGS) provides funding to UOW staff and students for educational, research or outreach projects that partner with Community organisations and groups. Established in 2005, over $400 000 has been awarded to 50 projects.
Our CEGS projects:
Have Impact: CEGs projects address key challenges in our communities and take action to create real and measurable outcomes.
Build Capacity: CEGs projects are not one off events or top ups for ongoing projects, CEGS projects build the capacity of project areas toward ongoing and sustainable outcomes.
Support the vision of UOW: To be a leader in ideas and solutions, a community of campuses and partners where discovery, learning and technology connect to transform people and the communities that we live in.
Above all, CEGS projects are innovative, starting small and dreaming big- they create new and sustainable approaches, connections and futures.
CEGS 2014 applications will open in May.
2013 Pilot Community Engagement Grants Scheme Impact Round-Winners Announced!
The UOW Community Engagement team are thrilled to announce the successful recipients of the Pilot CEGS Impact Round. Two projects were selected for funding:
“Beyond Nutrition: stories of Meals on Wheels in the Illawarra”- Dr Karen Walton, A/Prof Karen Charlton and Dr Siobhan McHugh in partnership with Ms Melinda Stuckey (Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels)
“Pro-ACTive: Enhancing sustainability and growth pathways for the ACTive program”- Ms Angela Douglas in partnership with Ms Alex Gagan and Ms Sarah Watson (Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health District) and Ms Elise Gruber (Wollongong Hospital).
The selection panel was delighted with the quality of the applications received for this pilot program and the team looks forward to sharing the success of the two Impact projects through 2014.
"Community engagement is at the heart of our University,' a message from Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, UOW. Read more
events and opportunities
Community Campus Tours- We will be hosting tours throughout 2014 to welcome community onto Wollongong Campuses. Upcoming dates- Tuesday 25th March (Main Campus) and Thursday 3rd April (IC).
Welcome to Wollongong- The City of Wollongong would like to officially welcome all new students and staff to their new home.
The Illawarra Forum is hosting it's annual conference 'Stand Up, Stand Out' March 11-12th 2014. The event will be a must for leaders from the community, government and business sectors as well as staff from NGOs and students hoping to join the industry.
Our community connections
This brochure provides a snapshot of social and economic initiatives that result from UOW's dynamic community connections. Read more