Student Group Funding: Support Funding

Hello all,

Hope term is going well, it’s been so nice getting to know you all over the past few weeks! Now it’s time to start thinking about your finances and if you need some extra support. Last week we sent out some messages regarding Support Funding.

What is it?

Support Funding is funding aimed to help the growth and development of the group now that you know what your finances are looking like and you’ve hopefully recruited the majority of your membership. This funding is aimed at helping you keep growing during the next Term and plan ahead. You can read the full details of this on this Freshdesk Article.

When can I apply?

Applications open today (24th October 12pm) and will remain open until the 14 November 16:30pm. If you miss this deadline, unfortunately your application will not be accepted.

How do I apply?

To apply, you will need to fill in this form. On the Support funding article you can read about the eligibility and funding principles to make a great application!

What makes a good application?

As mentioned above, there are certain eligibility requirements you must comply to. So in the first instance it’s worth checking you are eligible to apply for funding! This will help you save time by not making an application that will be rejected.

Secondly, the funding application is based off of criteria (available on Appendix 1 of the Student Group Funding Policy Framework document). Indicating which criteria points you are specifically referring to is super helpful as it will also allow you to self-check whether you are applying for a valid cause. Reading Appendix 1 you will also be able to see up to how much funding you could apply for in that criteria point, this can help you make an accurate estimate of how much money to request in your application.

Lastly, where we ask for details of the group’s circumstances, provide us with as much detail on the situation as required to help us understand your circumstances and why you should receive funding.

Following the above 3 points will make for a great application!

What documents should I have on hand to make my application?

All the information is available on Freshdesk as well as the form. All information documents link to each other so you should be able to always find what you need.

If you need further help let us know by emailing

Kind regards,

Student Opportunities Team

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