Community Engagement Grants

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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.

Last reviewed: 3 March, 2014

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