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9 Jul 2015

Loughborough University funding helps community groups

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

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

More than £4000 was awarded as part of the Inside Out Fund. By the end of the year, the University will have donated £200,000 to help and support local groups. 

The organisations and projects receiving funding included:



2nd Shepshed Rainbow Unit

Purchase resources so Rainbows can take part in arts/crafts, cooking and play games

Transition Loughborough

Expand cycle repair into town particularly to unemployed job seekers

Loughborough Sea Cadets (TS VENOMOUS)

Purchase rowing OARS/Rowlock socket – used regularly in the Sea Cadets/Trinity rowing boat

Outwoods Cricket Club

Purchase specific equipment to help juniors with their bowling accuracy

Loughborough Charnwood Old Boys Cricket Club

Purchase mobility cricket nets to use on training days and improve overall safety

Loughborough Mela Group

To fund the publicity and volunteer expenses for the event taking place in the town centre

Barrow Runners

Develop Prestwold 10km, improve experience/develop construction on the  airfield site

10th Loughborough Brownies

Fund Saturday activities on summer holidays for Brownies/cover transport for summer trip

Kingston Vale Gymnastics Club

Purchase additional equipment for preschool and disability classes this year

Library Local Studies/History and Heritage   

 Purchase of a camera


The University’s Vice Chancellor, Robert Allison, presented the cheques at the ceremony held earlier this week.

Stakeholders Relations Manager, Alison Barlow, was also present at the ceremony. She commented: “We’re thrilled to have supported staff once again through the University’s Inside Out Fund. A lot of our staff are involved in some fantastic community groups and voluntary causes outside of their daily jobs, it’s important for us as a University to acknowledge this and take time to help and reward them.”  

Notes for editors

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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 has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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