Community groups invited to bid for funding through Open Fund

Community groups are being offered the chance to receive funding through the University’s Community Donations Fund Programme.

The Open Fund is open for bids for the second time this academic year and Charnwood based voluntary or community groups are invited to apply.

This is the first time there has been two rounds of funding for the Open Fund in both the autumn and spring terms. Eleven community groups were awarded funding worth £6,000 in November.

A further £6,000 is available this term. Bids for the Open Fund can be submitted until 1 April.

Further information on the Community Donations Fund and applications forms are available by visiting and clicking the ‘Donations Fund’ tab. Alternatively contact Kiran Beri, Communications and Public Engagement Officer at the University on or 01509 222 442. 

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 16/42

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Kiran Beri

Communications and Public Engagement Officer

Telephone: 01509 222442

PR team

Telephone: 01509 222224