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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing

The Carnegie Trust are inviting nominations from Scotland and Northern Ireland for projects where the design of a townscape has been improved by a community group for the benefit of fellow citizens...

They say:
We are now inviting Expressions of Interest from community groups and registered charities. To enter please download the Expression of Interest form and Prize leaflet. The deadline is 17 March at 12 noon.

The Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing will be awarded in 2014 to four exciting, community-led, townscape projects in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The winning projects will involve the development of public space in a town and seek to improve local wellbeing.

Our four winners will each receive £2,500 and be featured as good practice case studies in a Carnegie UK Trust publication. An additional prize of £1,000 will be awarded to one of the four projects to recognise outstanding work. The prizes will be awarded in partnership with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA).

The Prizes aims to stimulate interest in how well designed public space, developed with local communities at the helm can improve wellbeing. Winning projects will demonstrate how good design can create opportunities: for improved health; local regeneration; skills development; community enterprises and social interaction.

Recent Carnegie UK Trust research into local environmental problems, such as litter and vandalism, highlighted the long lasting impact that a poor quality local environment can have on individual and community wellbeing. Pride in Place: Tackling Incivilities showcased just how effective community led action can be in bringing about positive change.

The Prize winners will be announced at the 2014 RIAS convention on 16 May 2014.
Expressions of interest from constituted community and voluntary groups and registered charities are now invited. You can download an expression of interest form here or by getting in touch with Jenny Brotchie, Policy Officer at The closing date for expressions of interest will be 12 noon on 17 March 2014.

For more information about criteria and how to enter please download the prize leaflet or read our FAQs.

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