Community Donations Fund 2022 recipients standing in Oak Lounge on campus

Loughborough University awards funding for local projects

The University has provided funds to 16 charities as part of the Community Donations Fund, aimed at supporting projects that benefit the Charnwood community.

Recipients of the Open Fund (for local organisations) and the Inside Out Fund (for organisations staff members are involved in) were both celebrated at a presentation evening on 8 June.

Each organisation spoke about the important work they are doing in Charnwood – from upcycling furniture and providing books to schools, to teaching people how to make low-cost meals and expanding a Pay As You Feel café.

Chair of the Community Donations committee, Professor Steve Rothberg said: “It was a real pleasure to meet people from the organisations we supported and I’m proud that the University is playing this important part in our local community.”

The full list of recipients is below:

Open Fund

  • Wymeswold Bowls Club
  • Cupboard on the Corner
  • Poplar Running Club Juniors
  • Incredible Edible Loughborough
  • Goscote Dance
  • Molly’s Gift
  • Loughborough C of E Primary School
  • The Arc
  • The Exaireo Trust

Inside Out Fund

  • Loughborough Dynamos Junior Football Club
  • Woodhouse Eaves Junior Gardening Club
  • Holywell Primary School
  • Wymeswold School
  • 3rd Syston Brownies
  • Mountfields Lodge School
  • Loughborough in Bloom

Find out more about the Community Donations Fund.