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Loughborough University announces arrangements for Special Projects Fund

Loughborough University is welcoming bids from community groups across Charnwood for its annual Special Projects Fund.

The Special Projects Fund is one of three rounds offered by the University as part of its Community Donations Fund programme. The fund is designed to support projects that are ‘one off’ or ‘special’ in nature. Bids should be submitted by Monday 6 March 2017.

A maximum of £15,000 is available per year and bids between £5,000 and £15,000 will be considered.

Capital and/or revenue projects, including staff posts will qualify for funding but bids to support general administration are not considered appropriate for this fund. Bidding organisations must be non-political in nature and based in Charnwood.

Last year, the Special Projects Fund supported John Storer House through the fund to help them improve and modernise their lift service to ensure visitors using the building could access and use the lift with ease.

Thorpe Acre Residents Association were also supported through the fund to create a new community hub in Thorpe Acre.

Bids should be submitted by Monday 6 March and sent to Kristy Diaz (k.diaz@lboro.ac.uk). For further information or to download an application form, please click here.

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 17/22

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It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. Loughborough was ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2017 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 and was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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