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Student Group Funding


The Students’ Union has a pot of money that’s designed to be invested in the development of our student groups.

There are 2 opportunities to apply for funding each year. All you have to do is convince us to buy stuff for you!




Find out the ins and outs of Student Group Funding below.


Who can apply?


The student groups eligible for the Student Group Funding are Societies, Student-Led Projects and Trident Media.


The Students' Union will only accept applications from student groups who have met the following criteria:

a. The Student Group’s committee must have completed their induction training

b. The Student Group must have a minimum of fifteen members


What can we apply for?


Student groups can apply for a value of up to £500 each academic year. No student group will be allocated funding that exceeds this limit.


There are three funding categories that the Student Group Funding is centred around. Applications must fit into at least one of the following categories:


1. Community
This is anything that improves the sense of community within the student group or around the University.

This might be t-shirts or hoodies to give your student group more of an identity.

2. Development
This is anything that could help increase your student group's memberships.

This might be promotional materials, a publicity campaign or an event to attract a wide range of students.

3. Experience
This is anything that will enhance the experience for members of your student group.

This might be events, trips or new equipment for your members to benefit from.


What can't we apply for?


Student Group Funding cannot be issued for the following items:

  • Alcohol • Committee specific items • Fundraising • Personal purchases • Personnel • Unsustainable items


How do we apply?

To apply for Student Group Funding, student groups must complete the Student Group Funding Application Form and submit it by the given deadline. Please email your completed Student Group Funding Application to a Student Activities Coordinator.


The application form must be signed by the Chair and Treasurer of the student group. We will accept the signature of the Team Leader for Student-Led Projects.


There are 2 windows throughout the year during which we accept applications. These are normally in October and February. The dates will be published at the beginning of the academic year and student groups will be notified nearer the time.


How is the funding allocated?


A Student Group Funding Panel will determine the outcome of all applications received. The panel consists of the Vice President Activities and Student Activities Assistants. There will also be a Student Activities Coordinator present to help advise the panel with key information.


Only eligible applications will be looked at unless otherwise agreed by the Student Activities Team. The Student Group Funding Panel will then judge the applications based on their compliance with the three funding categories. They also take into consideration the quality of the application form, whether or not the funding requests are sustainable and how many students it will benefit.


Once all applications have been reviewed, student groups who have applied will hear from a member of the Student Activities Team regarding the outcome of their application. Successful bidders will be informed which items the Students’ Union will purchase for them. They will then have 28 days in which to liaise with the Activities Team regarding the purchase. Any funding allocations that are incomplete after the 28 day window has passed will become obsolete. Unsuccessful bidders will receive feedback on their application so that they understand where their application fell short.



Please contact us if you have any questions about the Student Group Funding. All of the funding guidelines can be found here.


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