Apply for an Alumni Fund grant
Find out how to access funding for your academic project, sports club, SU society or placement opportunity.
Alumni Fund Grants for staff, SU clubs and societies
Do you have an idea that would benefit your student society? Could a new piece of equipment kick start the success of your sports club, or the teaching and learning experience in your department? Or do you have an idea to spark a new line of research which could lead to something exciting if only you could get some initial data?
Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends the University is able to award a number of grants to support our students, staff and University community. Alumni Fund grants can be made for any project which will enhance the University experience across the wider student community. These can support new innovations in academic contexts, new equipment for SU clubs or societies or enable new activities to be piloted.
Applications will open on 1 June for the next round of funding, will close on 6 September and decisions will be made in October.
Applications are very occasionally considered outside the main funding rounds if there is a compelling reason why the Panel should make a special exception.
If you are interested in applying to the Alumni Fund for a (non SU) grant, we strongly encourage you to come and discuss your project before submitting your application. We are running monthly drop-in sessions from April to August. Please book your slot
If you are interested in applying on behalf of an SU club or society, please contact the SU Sports Officer or SU Activities Officer for advice.
Before you apply, read our guide to making a good application.
Alumni Fund Placement Grants
If you are going on placement you may also be eligible for an Alumni Fund Placement Grant.
We will consider applications from individual students requesting personal funding for any off-campus activity, which will either enhance their career prospects or contribute something extra that is not usually part of their degree studies.
Between 30 and 40 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all degree programmes benefit from Alumni Fund Placement Grants each year.