Donations fund

Each year Loughborough University sets aside a budget for its Community Donations Fund to provide financial support to community groups and organisations local to its campuses in Charnwood and London

FundAmount availableMaximum bidFund available to 
Open Fund
£12,500   £750 Community groups and organisations across Charnwood
Inside Out Fund £5,000   £500 Available to University staff involved in community groups and organisations
London Open Fund £7,500  £1000 Community groups and organisations across postcodes surrounding Olympic Park (see criteria).


Further information, guidance notes and details of the application process are available to view by clicking on the name of the relevant fund.

The timetable for the 2023 programme is below:

TermFundBids openBids deadline
Summer Inside Out Fund 22 May 2023 9 June 2023
Summer Open Fund 22 May 2023 9 June 2023
Summer London Open Fund 22 May 2023 9 June 2023

Seeking alternative sources of funding?

Community groups seeking further advice or guidance regarding other grants available may like to contact Voluntary Action Leicestershire on 0116 257 5050, or email