Alumni & friends

Writing a clubs and societies grant report

Your club or society's grant application was judged to be a worthwhile use of Alumni Fund money, as it would benefit a significant community within the University.

A good report might cover the following points:

  • What did the grant allow you to do? How did this benefit the club’s/society’s members/the wider University community?
  • How will the grant make a difference to the club/society in the long-term?
  • What are your goals for the club/society?
  • What lessons have been learnt (if any) of the process of applying for, and securing, an Alumni Fund grant?
  • What would you like to say to the donors who made your grant possible?

Send your completed report and photos to Liz Foot


Showing people, rather than just telling them, is a more effective way of communicating how important your grant was in helping you to achieve your goals. Try to include a picture that will help you tell the story about the impact of the funding.


Bad photo

Out of focus and taken in poor light with no flash. Not showing the kit/equipment in the process of being used.

Clubs and societies bad example

Good photo

Interesting and well-composed photo. Shows the activity undertaken thanks to funding, and members benefiting.

clubs societies good example