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Loughborough University Community Donations Fund 2024 opens for bids

Loughborough University is pleased to invite community groups and organisations local to its East Midlands and London campuses to bid for funding from its Community Donations Fund.

Three funding opportunities are available, with a total of £25,000 being awarded.

Open Fund

This fund is open to groups and organisations across Charnwood. £12,500 is available and you can apply for a maximum of £750.

Inside Out Fund

This fund is open to staff members of the University who are active volunteers in charities, groups or other community organisations. £5,000 is available and you can apply for a maximum of £500. 

London Open Fund

Celebrating our home on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Loughborough University London Open Fund is only available to organisations working in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest. £7,500 is available for community groups.  You can apply for a maximum of £1000.

For the current round of bids, the University is aligning the fund with the core themes of the new University strategy. Applications will be particularly welcome for projects that link to health and wellbeing, climate change or sustainability or vibrant/inclusive communities.

Bidding for all three finds opens on Monday 13 May and can be accessed through the respective pages listed above.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 June 2024, 5pm.

Find out more information on the three funds and how to apply.