Student Project Fund

The Student Project Fund is a sum of money ring-fenced by the Students’ Association for distribution to any member or members of the Students’ Association with an original idea for a project to enhance and/or contribute to the student experience or provide clear student development. 

The value of the fund for the academic year 2016-17 is £6000. The money is awarded on a discretionary basis and the Director of Student Development and Activities coordinates the administration of this fund.

Guidelines

 

- Any member or members of the Students’ Association may apply for student project funding. If applying through an affiliated society, Society Committee funding must be sought first: in this instance, evidence of the relevant prior grant application must be included with the application for the Student Project Fund. The Union reserves the right to cap applications to this or any other fund from both societies and individuals.

- Money from the Fund can be used to pay for events, marketing, travel or any further costs.

- Events funded through the Fund are open to all students on an equal basis and follow Students’ Association Equal Opportunities Policy.

- Money from the Fund cannot be used to pay for alcohol.

- Original receipt and/or invoice need to be provided with any purchases.

- Changes to an event after the fund is awarded may lead to changes in the funding, or even withdrawal of funding. For this reason, it is mandatory to notify dosda@ of any change applied to the event (including date and location).

- It is the normal expectation that events funded by the Student Project Fund will make use of Association facilities, except where these are not available or suitable for the event.

- Any member or members awarded funding will be expected to attend meetings with the Director of Student Development and Activities or the Students’ Association President at regular intervals before, during and after the project, in order to monitor progress and offer advice and support.

- £500 will be the general maximum. Additional funds can be applied for but discretion of the entire funding body will be needed. 

- A written summary/report will be due on completion of the project. A deadline for this will be given by the Director of Student Development and Activities at the time that a grant is awarded.

Application Process

To apply for money from the Student Project Fund complete this online form.

The DoSDA will email to confirm receipt of your application within one week. 

Applications that progress are considered by the Director of Student Development and Activities, Association President and Students’ Association Management Accountant. This body can grant in full, offer a sum on loan, grant in part or request further information.

Projects will be considered against all other applications received. Those that best serve the aims of the Students' Association and its efforts in enhancing the student experience will be given priority. 

Caroline Christie 
Director of Student Development and Activities