The University of Plymouth have announced the recipients of the Get Involved Awards, which were launched this year by the University’s Research and Innovation team to bring communities and researchers together to find sustainable solutions to local problems.

Six projects have been selected to each receive between £6,000 and £8,000 to support their research.

1.    Assessing the Impact of Racist Incidents on the community in Plymouth – Dr Chris Pac Soo, and Lavinia Porfir, Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council
2.    Blooming Well – Designing a community-based horticulture therapy group for clients with a cancer diagnosis that promotes recovery and well-being – Dr Alison Warren and Annie Charles, Blooming Well, Mustard Tree
3.    Gendered Interpretations of Saltram House, National Trust Treasure House: LGBTQ+ Identities, Inclusion and RelevanceProfessor James Daybell and Annie Winsland, Public Engagement Manager National Trust
4.    Skate to the Max – Raising awareness on skate safety – Dr Diego Zamora, Blair Graham and Tracey Swan, SkatetotheMAX
5.    An Action Based Evaluation of Mindful Art Club (MAC) in Plymouth – Dr Helen Lloyd and Emma Sprawson, Peggy Melmoth, Mindful Art Club
6.    Evidencing Crazy Glue and Socially Engaged Arts Practice in Plymouth Schools – Miranda Cunningham, and Lily Urbanska Take a Part CIO
Find out more here.