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5 March 2012 | PR 12/42

Bids invited for University Community Donations Fund

Loughborough University is inviting bids from community groups across Charnwood for the latest round of funding available from its Community Donations Fund.

The University has already made donations of £5,000 from the fund so far this year, for projects educational in nature and the latest round of funding will come from the ‘Open Fund.’  As the name suggests there are no particular requirements for the type of project or groups that will be supported, although organisations should be Charnwood based and non political in nature. 

Last year the University supported 19 groups through the Open Fund and more than £65,000 has been handed out since the Donations Fund was launched in the 2008/09 academic year.  A wide range of projects and activities have received support including sports clubs, music organisations, residents’ associations and groups for those with special needs.

Bids of up to £500 are welcome and should be submitted by 5pm on 22 March 2011.  Further information on the Community Donations Fund and application forms are available from Alison Barlow, Community Relations Officer at the University.  Alison can be contacted by phoning 01509 228696 or by email: a.j.barlow@lboro.ac.uk


For all media enquiries contact:

Alison Barlow
Community Relations Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696
E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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