Donations fund

Each year Loughborough University sets aside a budget for its Community Donations Fund to provide financial support to community groups and organisations across Charnwood.

FundAmount availableMaximum bidFund available to 
Open Fund
£10,000 allocated - £5,000 each in Autumn and Spring term  £750 Community groups and organisations across Charnwood
Inside Out Fund £5,000 allocated in the Spring term  £500 Available to staff involved in community groups and organisations across Charnwood
Suspended: London Open Fund £10,000 will be allocated in the Summer term £1000 Community groups and organisations across postcodes surrounding Olympic Park (see criteria).

To apply for any of the above funds, please complete a Donations Fund Application Form‌ and send to Sophie Dinnie.


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 2019/2020 programme is below. Please note that additional fund information will be added once dates and bid details are confirmed. 

TermFundBids openBids deadline
A‌utumn Open Fund Monday 14 October Friday 1 November
Spring Inside Out Fund Monday 6 January Monday 27 January
Spring Open Fund Monday 2 March Friday 20 March
Spring London Open Fund Suspended Suspended

Seeking alternative sources of funding?

Community groups seeking further advice or guidance regarding other grants available may like to contact Voluntary Action LeicesterShire.

Helpline on 0116 257 5050, or email