We are pleased to announce the 2014 Multilingual Matters Award for Multilingualism in the Community. The award aims to promote multilingualism in families, schools and communities. Every year we award £2000 to a group or individual that needs financial support in setting up and running a project to promote and develop multilingualism. This could be a website, a newsletter, school or playgroup, or something else entirely, and can be based anywhere in the world. The only conditions are that your proposal must primarily be about languages and language use and that the money must be used for community projects and not to fund academic research.
So far we have had entries for a variety of different projects and you can read more about previous winners here:
2011 Multilingual Living
2012 Language Cafes
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 award, and we will announce the winner in January 2014. All you need to do is fill out the Multilingual Matters Award entry form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2013 with ‘Multilingualism in the Community Award’ in the subject line. If you have any questions about the award please get in touch at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your entry!