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Small Events

BSG supports a number of small events each year through their small grants scheme. The call for applications goes out in Autumn each year. All events are asked to promote the BSG at the event and to write a report for the BSG blog or Generations Review following the event. Funding of up to £500 is usually provided.
We are pleased to announce a new call offering small grants of up to £500 to fund events in the name of the Society

2017/2018 application round is now closed

We will fund up to six events that correspond with the following aims of the Society and that support the work of BSG in one or more of the following areas:

  • Advancing theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of gerontology
  • Disseminating research on ageing
  • Connecting research, policy and practice.

This call is to fund events in any region of the UK to share and disseminate research findings and to stimulate debate and discussion. Where possible events should be held in 2018.

The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and judged according to their fit with the BSG aims outlined above. Preference will be given to events that are organised in response to this call rather than previously planned events, however, we are happy to part fund events with other sponsors.

What you spend the grant on is up to you as long as it directly supports the BSG tagged event you are organising: room hire, presenter expenses, lunch and refreshments are the obvious basic requirements. We ask that you clearly market your event as a BSG event and keep a list of who attends so that we can invite non-members to join us in the future. We would also ask that you disseminate your event through the Society – this might be as a blog, a video or a report within Generations Review.

What next?

All you need to do is complete a short application form and budget and submit them to:

An application form is attached and is also available at:

The deadline for receipt of the application form and budget is 7 December 2017.
Applicants must be BSG members.

For advice on how to organise a small event, please contact Louise McCabe

For further information please contact the BSG Secretariat.