The Transport and Health Integrated Research Network (THINK) is delighted to welcome you to submit a proposal on the role of transport in creating a healthy community. We welcome exploratory projects from interdisciplinary/multi-background teams based within and outside Wales (including outside the UK) and we are looking for a proposal that brings together partnerships of people from different backgrounds (e.g. communities, charity and third sectors, academics, health-boards, local authorities) to work together to address a “community in need” with a “specific transport issue”.
A grant of up to £2000 is available per project to support the activity. We will select up to 4 projects for funding. Capital and/or revenue costs can be applied for.
A community in need can be based anywhere globally and may be defined as any community that has an issue associated with transport, or health and wellbeing or both. For example, it might be a geographically defined community such as a local town, village or street, and/or a community defined by socio-demographics or background, for example older people, children, LGBT+ community, and/or by mode of transport (cyclists, pedestrians etc.)
The specific transport issue may be defined as one affecting health including either injuries/fatalities (caused by collisions), air/noise pollution, improving active travel, community severance and wellbeing, or a combination of these. The problem can be defined by an issue such as reducing speed limits or connecting communities with an offroad walking/cycle path, for example.
The funds should be used as a steppingstone, with the aim to understand the transport issue further, identifying it in more detail and beginning to create strategies or interventions that work towards mitigating or reducing the issue. The money in the project might be used therefore to support the hosting of events, workshops or knowledge gathering in pursuit of that aim.
A final short report must be produced reporting the activity that took place, identifying the next steps needed and how to address these.
It is anticipated the funds would develop a project so that it would be easier for the community to apply for further funding for the next stages of the project. In addition to the grant of up to £2000 you will have the support of THINK to promote your work and work with you to identify and apply for further funding as appropriate.
Projects will be assessed by the THINK project team (Charles, Amy, Lucy) and an expert reviewer from outside the main team as follows:-
- How far the proposed project helps the defined community with their transport issue
- How far the proposed project makes a difference to transport in that community,
- How far the project would improve the health of the community
- How realistic projects are in achieving that aim and whether they represent value for money.
Please complete and submit the following online form before the deadline 30th November 2022.
If you would like to discuss any of your project ideas or gain greater clarification, please contact Professor Charles Musselwhite via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require an editable version of the form in a Word or PDF format for your submission, please request via email@example.com
A downloadable flyer is available, if you require an editable Word doc version for submission rather than the online form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can we submit our application in Welsh?
A: Yes, you can submit your applications in Welsh or English because Aberystwyth University is the institution processing the fund and its main languages are Welsh and English.
Q: Does the fund consider both capital and revenue costs?
Q: Can the community or applicants be based outside of Wales?
Q. When will projects receive the money?
A: We will announce the winning projects within 3-4 weeks of the deadline. Lead organisations will need to invoice us at a time agreed on a project-by-project basis, depending on project and organisation need. We want to make this as flexible as possible, but we have to be aware that we need to coordinate payment to follow the processes of the finance teams of any organisations involved.