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Recipients of the Community Donations Fund - July 2013

Loughborough University announces Community Donations Fund for 2013/14

Loughborough University is delighted to announce arrangements for its Community Donations Fund for the 2013/14 academic year.

Established in 2009, the Community Donations Fund provides financial support to community groups and organisations across Charnwood as part of the University’s support for the local area.

To date the University has made 180 donations worth over £100,000. A wide range of projects and activities have received support, including sports clubs, music organisations, residents’ associations, groups for women and those with special needs.

This year the University has £45,000 on offer which will be donated through five separate rounds of funding, including a brand new Special Projects Fund.

The programme for the 2013/2014 academic year is:

Name of Fund Projects considered Amount available Bids Deadline
Education Fund Projects broadly educational in nature £5,000 22 November 2013
Special Projects Fund One-off special projects £15,000 31 January 2014
Open Fund All types of projects considered £10,000 14 March 2014
Inside Out Fund Special fund for University staff £5,000 2 June 2014
Strategic Fund Allocated directly by the University working with partners £10,000 Not applicable

Alison Barlow, Community Relations Officer for the University comments:

“So many community organisations face ever increasing funding challenges and the University is once again delighted to be able to offer support in the form of our Community Donations Fund.  We are particularly delighted to be able to offer our Special Projects Fund this year which we hope will allow community groups to consider some very special projects which they might have previously considered unachievable.”

For more information on the Community Donations Fund visit the University’s community webpage Alternatively contact Alison Barlow, Community Relations Officer on E: or by telephoning 01509 228696.


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/209

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. It has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league, and in recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Alison Barlow
Community Relations Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696

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