Sponsorship

Individual sponsorship

Sponsorship of up to £400 is available for individuals, whose organisations are not in a position to pay for attendance at information literacy events, e.g. training days, conferences.  The Sponsorship will cover fees and travel expenses, but not accommodation. Candidates will need to write a 400-800 personal statement expressing why they wish to attend.

To apply, please complete the appropriate form at the bottom of this page.

Sponsorship of an individual or institution to host an IL event

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is committed to supporting information literacy developments and events within all sectors of library and information science. Many sectors may not be able to access funding in a timely way to facilitate the provision of relevant IL training events required within their region. It is hoped that the funding offered through this application process will enable smaller institutions and organisations to develop and provide additional events that can support staff IL skills in the workplace. Where possible funding received should enable an event to be held for free, making it accessible for all.

Sponsorship of up to £500 is available for applicants to host information literacy events, e.g. where you may have to pay for speaker fees and/or travel and subsistence, refreshments, lunch etc. for delegates.

Sponsorship of up to £250 is available for applicants to host libteachmeets. e.g. where you may have to pay for refreshments for delegates, or venue hire.

Intended utilisation of the funding:

  • The funding is for the development of Information Literacy Skills and associated topics
  • It should be used to provide training or knowledge that will practically support staff in their day to day working practices
  • The funding must not be used to generate profit of any sort
  • Where possible the funding should enable an event to be held for free; events should be opened up to the wider community and made accessible for staff across institutions and organisations.
  • Funding should not be used to subsidise travel of delegates attending an event
  • Promotion of an event should be completed electronically where possible to avoid excessive print costs; however if printed publicity is deemed essential this will be considered

It is envisaged that the funding could sponsor any or all of the following:

  • Venue of event
  • Refreshments or lunch where required
  • Fees for speakers or facilitators of event
  • Travel expenses for speakers or facilitators of event

To apply, please complete the appropriate form at the bottom of this page.