Funding Your Ideas

What funding is available?

  • £1217 SU Project Fund (Click to find out more)

    The SU Project Fund is available to any member/group of members of the SU. Funds will be given to projects that aim to help further the SU’s core aims and values. Projects should enhance the experience of Warwick students as students, on campus and in the local community.

    If you have any questions with regards to what the money can/cannot be spent on, please contact funding@warwicksu.com.

    Projects that have previously been funded by the SU Project Fund:

    • HomedWarwick
    • Black Women’s Project
    • Freshblood New Writing
    • Warwick Third Culture Society
  • £2632 SU Campaigns Fund (Click to find out more)

    The SU Campaigns Fund is available to any member/group of members of the SU. Funds will be given to campaigns that aim to help further the SU’s core aims and values. Campaigns should enhance the experience of Warwick students as students, on campus and in the local community.

    If you have any questions with regards to what the money can/cannot be spent on, please contact funding@warwicksu.com.

    Projects that have previously been funded by the SU Campaigns Fund:

    • RAWKUS
    • Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society
    • Warwick Climate Forum
    • NUS Higher Education National Demo
  • £3561.65 University and SU Environmental Sustainability Fund (Click to find out more)

    The University and SU Environmental and Sustainability Fund has been provided by the Warwick Estates Office, together with the SU, through the savings made from the Student Switch Off competition.

    The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to initiatives that promote sustainability. These initiatives should also fall under a priority of the University Environmental and Sustainability Team.

    If you have any questions with regards to what the money can/cannot be spent on, please contact funding@warwicksu.com.

    Projects that have previously been funded by the University and SU Environmental and Sustainability Fund:

    • Teaching and Learning
    • Research
    • Engagement
    • Biodiversity
    • Waste Recycling
    • Transport Mobility
    • Procurement
    • Social Wellbeing

These funds are administered by the SU Development Exec, made up of 6 directly elected students, the Environment and Ethics Officer, and the Democracy and Development Officer.

You should only apply for funding if your project is due to take place in the same Academic Year.

These are the amounts in each pot for the whole academic year. Be aware that other students will be bidding for money from the same pot, so the Development Exec would be unlikely to fund the entirety of the pot to your project.

Rules and Regulations of Funding

The SU is a registered charity; this means that we have to abide by Charity, Education and Trading laws when distributing funding. Just so you know exactly what rules the Funding Exec are using when reaching their decisions on what they can fund, take a look at our Funding Regulations.

Regulation 5 - Funding Bid Regulations

Want to apply?

The next deadline for Funding Bids is Monday 3rd June, 12noon

To submit an application simply fill out the application form online. If you would like to talk to a member of SU staff prior to submitting your application, please contact funding@warwicksu.com.

If your Funding Bid is successful, you MUST reclaim your funding before the deadline specified by the Development Exec. The funding will be released back into the pot if you do not do so.

What happens next?

You will...

  • Receive a reply confirming that your application has been received
  • Be given an invitation to the next SU Development Exec meeting, where your application will be considered and you will have the chance to answer any questions the Exec may have,
  • Receive an email with the SU Development Exec's decision about your application, and any conditions on funding.

What makes a good funding bid?

In general, here are some points to consider when writing your application!

DO

  • Be specific about the costs involved e.g. "return train travel from London to Coventry - £30"
  • Research your costs/request quotes where possible
  • Clearly differentiate any project/campaign costs that you are not requesting funding for
  • Be clear about your project/campaign aims and associated activities and how they benefit students
  • Consider the timeline of your project/campaign carefully

DON'T

  • Request funding for alcohol
  • Apply for funding for projects that do not impact students as students
  • Inflate your costs - it doesn't make it more likely that you will be funded
  • Apply at the last minute - ideally allow at least 4 weeks in termtime
  • Apply if this is not a one off project or campaign
  • Forget to reclaim your money if granted any

What's the money reimbursement process?

If your bid is successful, you can request reimbursement of agreed costs using this money reimbursement form. Usually, students will purchase the items / materials etc themselves and then complete a money request form to get that money back. Alternatively, if you are being invoiced this could be paid directly if you complete a money request form with your invoice attached. We will only be able to submit money request forms that have proof of purchase attached. 

If you become aware that you will not require all of the funding allocated, please let us know so that we can make them available to other groups applying.