The CAER Heritage Project has been named the Overall Winner of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement [NCCPE]‘s competition, as well as winning the History and Heritage category of the competition.
We were up against some really amazing projects, both in the sciences and arts, but we won overall because of the long-lasting and wide-ranging impact the project is having on the community and the ways we engage a broad spectrum of the community in the research process, teaching skills as well as disseminating information, which was innovative and original.
The CAER project has just secured AHRC funding, and collaborates with Cardiff University, Ely and Caerau Communities First, local schools and local residents.
It was amazing to hear that CAER had been shortlisted out of 230 projects, and we had no idea that we would win overall, with the calibre of the competition being so high! CAER won Heritage and History, but also beat the winners in other categories, including Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths, Established Projects, Individually Led Projects, Health &Wellbeing, Art, Design & Culture, Engaging With Young People, and the Collaboration category.
Check out all the amazing Competition Finalists!