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21 Nov 2014

Community Donations Fund programme for 2014/15

The University has announced arrangements for the Community Donations Fund for the 2014/15 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 226 donations worth over £160,000. 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 the Inside Out Fund, which is specifically aimed at members of staff who are involved in volunteering in the community.

The programme for the 2014/2015 academic year is:

Name of Fund

Projects considered

Amount available

Bids Deadline

Education Fund

Projects broadly educational in nature


5 December 2014

Special Projects Fund

One-off special projects


29 January 2015

Open Fund

All types of projects considered


13 March 2015

Inside Out Fund

Special fund for University staff


8 May 2015

Strategic Fund

Allocated directly by the University working with partners


Not applicable

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.