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Jon Walker with members of the community

Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund

Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.

The Open Fund, which has been running since 2009, is now accepting bids for the spring round of this year’s funding.

Groups within Charnwood are able to make bids of up to £750, and further information on the Community Donations Fund, including application forms, can be found at

Bids for the Open Fund are live from 7 March and can be submitted until 26 March by emailing completed forms to Jessica Metson (