As part of the Research Coproduction element of the N8 PRP we will annually make a call for bids to our Small Grants.
The Small Grants Awards open call provides pump-priming funds to support research into targeted and important areas of policing work and areas where the gaps in knowledge are most prominent and where research benefits are of greatest value. They provide the necessary flexibility to move swiftly to respond to emergent areas of policing, new challenges and pressing concerns.
Webinars June 2021
N8 PRP are hosted a series of webinars on the 2019-2020 Small Grants Awards. During the webinar, the lead researcher will discuss the findings of their project, a representative from the partner police force with talk about the impact of those findings, followed by a q&a. Dates as follows:
|16 June, 1500-1545||Identifying Sexual Trafficking Online|
|24 June, 1100-1145||Child to Parent Violence|
|29 June, 1300-1345||Embedding Mental Health Support in Regional Police Stations|
If you would like to attend any of the webinars, please contact Helen Gordon-Smith, the N8 PRP project manager, at email@example.com
Small Grant Reports
- Small Grants 2016-17
- Small Grants 2017-18
- Small Grants 2018-19
- Small Grants 2019-20
- Small Grants 2020-21
Seventeen applications were received for the 2016/17 round with an overwhelming number linked to the Policing Innovation Forum. It was evident that applicants had thought more clearly about the aspects of collaboration and co-production this year with many of the proposals having numerous agencies make up the research cohort. Four projects have been funded in year 2 with the partnership providing almost £100,000 of seed-corn funding to support research into urgent areas of police work.
Eighteen applications were received for the 2017/18 round of the N8 PRP Small Grants process. Applications had come from a wide range of topics and featured a range of partners, showing a strong commitment to collaboration and co-production. The applications were to a very high standard making shortlisting no easy decision. In the end, four applications were funded for this round of grants.
Fourteen applications were received for the 2018/19 round of the N8 PRP Small Grants process. Applications had come from a wide range of topics and featured a range of partners, showing a strong commitment to collaboration and co-production. The applications were to a very high standard making shortlisting no easy decision. In the end, three applications were funded for this round of grants.
From the original round of applications to the 20-21 Small Grants, 2 projects were awarded with funding. Subsequently, the Steering Group agreed to take advantage of the flexibility of the new partner-funded structure to support 4 further grants looking at the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on policing.
Knife crime imagery and messaging: Effective intervention tools or ineffective sensitisers?”
PI: Michael Parker, South Yorkshire Police
Co-Is: Owen Miller, Thames Valley Police; Dr Matt Bacon, University of Sheffield; Dr Kate Whitfield, Sheffield Hallam University.
Tackling the Developing World of OCG’s through a multiagency strategy
PI: Chief Supt Darren Downs, Humberside Police
Co-Is: Xavier L’Hoiry, University of Sheffield; Simone Santorso, University of Hull; Alicia Kidd University of Hull; Marcella Goligher, HMP Humber; Tony Oliver, HMP of Hull.
Policing Domestic Abuse within the context of the Covid-19 lockdown
PI: Supt Shelley Hemsley, South Yorkshire Police
Co-Is: Prof Louise Almond, University of Liverpool; Dr Charlotte Coleman, Sheffield Hallam University
Understanding changing demand for police during the coronavirus pandemic
PI: Dr Reka Solymosi, University of Manchester
Co-Is: Karen Byrom, Cheshire Police; Alexander McMillan, Cheshire Police; Matthew Ashby, University College London
Every ticket is a story: Piloting a “whole story” approach to understanding ethnic disproportionality in FPNs issued for breaching coronavirus restrictions
PI: Dr Liz Turner, University of Liverpool
Co-Is: Dr Mike Rowe, University of Liverpool; Rebecca Tennyson-Mason, West Yorkshire Police; DS Rob Ewin, Cumbria Police; Ch Supt Emma Taylor, Greater Manchester Police