Dragons award five ECHO grants

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ECHO winners

On Wednesday 18 May, eight ‘dragons’ listened to eight pitches in a Dragon’s Den-style event at the School of Sport and Service Management (SaSM).

The dragons represented SaSM’s teaching, management, support staff and students as well as voices from the local community. They heard eight fantastic pitches from SaSM staff and students who were hoping to win a slice of the £20k of ECHO grant funding available.

Fiona Smith, Principal Lecturer, who led the panel and is responsible for the distribution of ECHO grant funding, said:

“We were delighted with the high quality of the presentations and the great work that members of the school do and want to do more of. The ECHO grants fund projects related to excellence, community and heritage opportunities and allow students and staff to maximise their expertise and interests to pursue these opportunities.” Continue reading