People Awards

People Awards have been replaced by the Public Engagement Fund.

Previously, People Awards supported public engagement projects that encouraged the public to consider and debate issues raised by health and wellbeing research. 

Scheme at a glance

This scheme is now closed

Project stage:

Production and project delivery

Where your audience is:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Level of funding:

Up to £40,000

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Production and project delivery
Republic of Ireland

Contact us

For general queries about grants, contact

People we've funded

Lindsay Keith

Dr Lindsay Keith CEO of The Refinery and creator of SMASHfest UK People Awards

Dr Lindsay Keith

When I applied for a People Award, I knew Wellcome was an organisation that will take risks and that believes in true public engagement.
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