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 www.lboro.ac.uk/community. Alternatively contact Alison Barlow, Community Relations Officer on E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk or by telephoning 01509 228696.
Notes for editors
Press release reference number: PR 13/209
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