The Think&EatGreen@School Small Grants Initiative: How the Distribution of Resources Supported the Project’s Community of Learners and Contributed to Community Engaged Scholarship

  • Elena Orrego
  • Matthew Kemshaw
  • Nicole Read
  • Alejandro Rojas

Abstract

This paper describes how a Small Grants initiative evolved to support the aims of a large, multi-sector community-university research project. It explores how the giving of small amounts of project funding to community groups enabled a deepening of community engaged scholarship across a large community-university research alliance. We present the Think&EatGreen@School Small Grants initiative as a case study on how the distribution of small amounts of funding can encourage the role of community voices in research, create opportunities for resource and knowledge sharing, generate rich information and valuable data, support and contribute to networks of support and resource sharing, and articulate the interests of a broad diversity of stakeholders.

Published
2018-08-07
How to Cite
Orrego, E., Kemshaw, M., Read, N., & Rojas, A. (2018). The Think&EatGreen@School Small Grants Initiative: How the Distribution of Resources Supported the Project’s Community of Learners and Contributed to Community Engaged Scholarship. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 3(2), 23-37. https://doi.org/10.15402/esj.v3i2.329