Current Students and Staff

// University News

9 Mar 2016

University funding helps staff involved in voluntary groups

Loughborough University has supported ten Charnwood community groups in its latest round of community donations funding.

Donations were made from the Inside Out Fund, which is dedicated to supporting members of staff involved in community or voluntary organisations outside of work.

More than £4,000 was awarded as part of the Inside Out Fund. For the first time this year, the Inside Out Fund will have two rounds of funding. The second round will take place in June with a further £4,000 being allocated.

The organisations and projects receiving funding are:



 Barrow Town Cricket Club

 Contribution towards replacement of two  non-turf practice nets

 Shepshed Swimming Club

 Purchase  new flippers for club to replace  old ones that are no longer fit for use

 Affinity Trust

 Purchase LED projector for communal  lounge where adults with learning  difficulties live independently

 SRK Community Project

 Purchase mind stimulating resources for  elderly ladies group including dominoes,  four in a row, magnetic darts and a  massage ball

 Falcon Support Services

 Purchase two laptops for support workers  at the Falcon Centre to help them with  communication, research and planning  projects for residents

 Loughborough Town of  Sanctuary

 Support publicity costs to improve leaflets  on issues around asylum seekers and  refugees

 Beacon Christian Centre

 Purchase a cooker for new kitchen as part  of Church extension, Church to create a  new counselling centre

 Garendon Park Explorer  Scout Group

 Funding to purchase own camping  equipment for explorer group

 Loughborough Dynamo  Junior Football Club

 Purchase equipment and kit needed for  Mini Academy including cones, poles,  white boards, etc

 John Storer House  Charnwood

 Funding towards purchase of a tool shed  for gardeners at John Storer House for  allotment project

The University’s Vice Chancellor, Robert Allison, presented the cheques at a ceremony last week.

Stakeholder Relations Manager, Alison Barlow, said: “We are delighted to be supporting so many worthy organisations and causes through our Inside Out Fund for another year. It’s fantastic to see so many staff members involved in voluntary projects outside of work, it’s important as a University that we acknowledge this and reward them in some way.

“We look forward to supporting more staff in our second round of donations this year.”