University’s Inside Out fund awards donations to eight Charnwood Groups

The Inside Out fund, part of Loughborough University’s Community Donation 2017/18, has awarded eight Charnwood groups with donations.

The programme, which accepts bids from University staff on behalf of local community groups, accepts bids of up to £750.

The full list of recipients of funding is:



14th & 11th Loughborough Guides

Funding will go towards new tents for the Guides. The old tents will be donated to local homeless/refugee charities.

Grace's Princess Gifts

Funding will cover the materials needed to provide hand-knitted wigs to young children suffering from cancer or other illness that causes hair loss.

Friends of St Bartholomew’s Association


Funding will aid the development and regeneration of the ‘Peace Garden’.

Charnwood Talking News

Funding will cover new sound and recording equipment for this organisation, who record the week’s newspaper for blind and partially sighted people.

Upstarts Gymnastics

Funding will cover the booking of facilities for this club to train and coach more progressively. 

Glebe House

Funding will cover the cost of a trip to Loughborough Town Hall, for members of Glebe House (a charity with supports those with learning disabilities).

John Storer House

Funding will help provide a safe shelter at John Storer Charnwood Therapeutic Allotments

FC Cione

Funding will cover the costs of training facilities and kit for this young, expanding team.

Stakeholder Relations Manager at the University, Alison Barlow, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting some fantastic organisations with their projects for another year.

“Many of these groups do amazing work for the community but often face financial difficulties making it hard for them to run the projects or activities they’d like to. We’re happy we can lend them a hand and act as a support system.”

Alison also commented: “It is particularly rewarding to be able to support for this round of funding the projects and groups which our staff are involved in and actively support by volunteering outside of working hours.”

Bids for the second round of the University’s Open Fund are currently open, closing on 26 March. The Open Fund accepts bids of up to £500, by local Charnwood organisations and charities.

To find out more about the Community Donations Fund or to download an application form, see our website or contact Jessica Metson on