The Seed Grant project is designed to help the DMU community take action on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Grants are for situations where a little money and support can get a project started at DMU or in the wider community. A total of £2000 was available for 2019/20 and the following four projects are being funded:

  • Laura Pajon £530 – Modern Slavery workshop to educate professionals on tools and mechanisms that can be used within their organizations for safeguarding, hosted in partnership with Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL).
  • Giuliana Tiripelli £505 – A publication of stories produced by DMU students conducting fieldwork in Leicester using the Peace Journalism approach to stimulate constructive understanding of current socio-political change in England.
  • Melanie Knott £500 – Combined dance, music and poetry workshops in 2 Leicestershire schools based on a dance-piece (developed during a taught module) that analyses why young people are drawn into gang culture and knife crime. This will be followed by a public performance.
  • Nick Rowan £465 – Equipment that will enable DMU design workshops to recycle plastic models developed by students on 3D printers so that the materials can be reused in future projects.

Congratulations to the winners! Reports will be shared after each activity.