The Students’ Union has a pot of money designed to be invested in the development/progression of our Student Groups.
Our Student Groups are defined as Societies, Student-Led Volunteering Projects & Trident Media.
Throughout the year there are 3 different rounds of funding that these Student Groups can apply for. The 2018-19 dates for additional funding are as follows...
Eligible Student Groups can apply for up to £1,000 over the course of the year. You can submit an application for every round, but you mustn't ever exceed the £1,000. If you are granted £350 in one of the earlier rounds, you will only have £650 left to bid for in the later ones. Student Groups don't normally actually need to apply for this much.
The Student Group Funding Application Form must be submitted by the stated deadlines. We will not accept late entries; these will have to be deferred to a later round. Societies must have a minimum of 15 members and the whole committee must have completed the induction training before they can submit a funding application.
All application forms will be reviewed by the Student Group Funding Committee. This is made up of students, our Vice President Activities and the Student Engagement Team. This panel decides where money is and isn't allocated. They use a combination of criteria and discretion to make decisions.
The Student Engagement Team recently reviewed the Student Group Funding process and found that many student groups were applying for things that were not within the criteria. As a result, we have re-established how the funding will work moving forward. This is explained below.
Your funding application must relate to at least one of our areas of focus. These are:
On top of this, your funding must -
a) be sustainable
b) be relevant to your group's aims & objectives, as defined in your constitution
c) only benefit UH students
As much as the Student Group Funding Committee want to dish out all the requested money, there is a limit as to how much can be given. There is only so much money to go round, so the panel can't promise that student groups will receive the requested amount in full, if any at all. Once every application has been reviewed, student groups will be notified on whether or not they have been successful.