10th April 2017
BNA's flagship biennial meeting! View Event
Please note that all sponsorship requests must come via the LG funding scheme.
The aims of the funding scheme are to enable Local Groups (LGs) to benefit current members of the BNA and recruit new members of the Association. Creative ideas for activities that fulfil the Objects of the BNA and engage with as many people as possible are looked on favourably. Such activities can include but are not restricted to:
*Any application for supporting seminars should also include how the activity will directly benefit BNA members and have impact beyond those attending e.g. via live-streaming, associated public engagement event, etc. There should be strong justification for requests that fund purely a stand-alone seminar or seminar series.
Costs that can be supported include but are not limited to:
Costs that cannot be supported include:
All proposals must be in line with the BNA’s Equality and Diversity Policy, which can be summarised as a commitment towards equal opportunities, non-discriminatory procedures and practices, with no biases of any kind related to age, background, ethnic origin, education, socioeconomics, personal situation, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or any combination of these. For example, all-male speaker lists will be rejected automatically as a matter of policy.
All applications must include an outline budget.
Applications are selected on a competitive process. They are judged on quality and the extent to which they are deemed to meet the aims of the funding scheme (see above), and their success or amount of funding is not influenced by the size of the Local Group (either in terms of institution or number of BNA members). It is unlikely all applications will be successful.
Submissions are reviewed by a sub-committee of the BNA Council. The sub-committee is chaired by the President-Elect, and includes the LGR co-ordinator plus two further members of the Council or Committee, typically the Treasurer and the Education and Engagement Representative.
Successful applicants must provide a short report on how the funding has been used. Failure to do so will have a bearing on future decisions to support applications submitted by the LGR. The report must include:
Reports should be no longer than 500 words (not including survey). Use of photographs, quantitative data and multimedia for online publication are encouraged. The BNA will publish reports in whole or in part in their print or online publications.