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12 August 2011 | PR 11/98

University’s staff volunteering effort rewarded



Community projects across Charnwood supported by the volunteering efforts of twelve members of staff have been rewarded by the University with grants from its Community Donations Fund.

Just over £5000 was awarded from the Inside Out Fund, one of four categories that make up the overall Community Donations Fund.

Staff working in a range of academic and administrative departments submitted bids and the groups and projects receiving support are:

Carillion Sports Club

To complete the internal decoration in the sports club based in Hastings Ward.


Thorpe Acre Pre School

To provide an outdoor sound area using natural looking resources.


Hum Hey Hindustani

To buy a set of matching costumes for the children to enhance the group's identity.


Charnwood Tennis Club

To replace worn-out equipment, to continue offering community tennis programme.


Multiple Sclerosis Society

Kurling and bowls equipment to encourage socialisation.


Loughborough Market Traders

T Shirts for internationalisation of market traders.


Holy Trinity Church, Barrow

To help with funding a disabled toilet in the new extension.


National Childbirth Trust

To improve facilities by buying tea urns, art supplies and room hire for Messy Play.


Charnwood Ringing Group

To purchase bird rings and equipment such as nets.


Haddon Way Residents

To help buy items for this year's Fun Day, i.e. marquee hire, sports equipment, etc.


Syston Town FC

To buy new kit for the girls, training equipment and training for new coaches.


Loughborough Blind Social Club

To facilitate a daytrip on the Great Central Railway, Loughborough.


The members of staff receiving awards were presented with their cheques by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Shirley Pearce, at a small ceremony held on campus earlier this month.

Since the Donations Fund was established over 30 members of staff have been awarded grants from the Donations Fund, rewarding the many hours of volunteering that take place out of normal working hours.

The Donations Fund will be in operation again for the academic year 2011/2012 and details of the funds and the deadlines for submission of bids are available on the University website. 

Community groups interested in applying should visit:  www.lboro.ac.uk/community for further information.


For all media enquiries contact:

Alison Barlow
Community Relations Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696
E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

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. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 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.

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