Community Engagement Grants

The Community Engagement Grants Scheme (CEGS) provides funding to UOW staff for educational, research or outreach projects that partner with community organisation and groups. Established in 2005, more than $700,000 has been awarded to 80 projects.

Community Engagement Grants Scheme 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.

UOW has collaborated with community partners across 80 projects in a range of categories, including community services, culture and multiculturalism, disability and social services, health and wellbeing, Indigenous, and local history and communities.

Congratulations to the 2020 grant recipients!

Three innovative projects have been selected to receive a Community Engagement Grant.

2020 recipients

Amplifying the voices of Aboriginal women through culture and networking in an age of COVID-19.

Project Leader: Professor Kathleen Clapham, Australian Health Services Research Institute.

Community Partner: Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation.

Stories of recovery - Practices supporting community wellness and resilience post-bushfires and COVID-19.

Project Leader: Dr Katarzyna Olcon, Lecturer, School of Health and Society.

Community Partner:  Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Understanding diversity service workers’ knowledge and skills gap in servicing culturally diverse LGBTQI+ communities in the context of COVID-19.

Project Leader: Dr Quah Ee Ling Sharon, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Community Partner: Advance Diversity Services.