Council members will next week be asked to vote for which three of nine special projects should receive help of £10,000. There will be only two winners arising from the vote, since one of the three projects to be funded will be at the president's discretion. The projects will be presented by each board.
The Architecture Centre board is seeking money to produce educational packs for teachers and to enable architects to collaborate with local schools on specific projects
The cpd board wants to develop a national database for cpd to ease communications and install it on both the internet and Ribanet
The Education and Professional Development Board warns that it would be 'catastrophic' to cease funding for the Stansfield Smith Review, which received money last time round. This review, it argues, will 'raise the profile of architecture and thus ward off threats of reduced government funding, or of a regulatory body which might strait-jacket the contribution of architects'
The International Board wants to undertake market research of members regarding their demands for information from the internet
The Library Board wishes to use the cash to save unique photographs from destruction. The negatives in peril were identified as the most pressing concern by a recent report from consultants. The money will be spent on two freezers
The Membership Board and Public Affairs Boards are joining forces in staking a claim for £10,000 to make the cas database available to every regional office
The Practice Board and Resource Planning and Finance are backing the International Board's quest for internet money
Vice president, cultural, wants to spread the name of the special collections more widely, again using the internet
Vice president of environment, Terry Farrell, wants money for the Urban Design Alliance which was launched last month. The organisation brings together five professional institutes and the Civic Trust, under Farrell's chairmanship. The money will aid the riba's portion of uda initiatives, triggering government funds for research and promotion of the urban design audit and its brownfield land campaign.