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Fund Your Idea

What Funding is available?

There are 3 pots of money you can bid from to fund your ideas and projects

  • £4000 SU Project Fund
  • £4000 SU Campaigns Fund
  • £5000 University and SU Environmental Sustainability Fund

These pots are adminstered 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 term

Be aware that other students will be bidding for moeny from the same pots, so the Development Exec would be unlikely to fund the entirety of the pot to your project

Which fund applies to my project?

The SU Project Fund is available to any member/ group of members of the SU, and will be awarded to projects that aim to further the SU's core aims and values. Projects should enhance the experience of Warwick students as students, on campus and in the community. Projects should be one-off endeavours or start-ups.

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

The University and SU Environment and Sustainability Fund has been provided by the Warwick Estates Office. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to initiatives that promote sustainability, which should fall under a priority of the University Environment Team.

Want to Apply for Funding?

Please familiarise yourself with the SU Strategic Plan 2021 below

Strategy Plan Link

Select a fund below to start your application:

If your Funding bid is successful, you MUST reclaim your funding before the deadline specified by the Development Exec, otherwise that money will be released back into the pot

What happens next?

You will:

  • Receive an email confirmation that your bid has been received
  • Be invited to the next SU Development Exec meeting, where your application will be considered and you will have the chance to answer any questions
  • Receive an email with the SU Development Exec's decision, and any conditions on receiving the funding. The Development Exec use Regulation 5 - Funding Bid Regulations to make their decision
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 and request quotes. Any quotes or proof of costs can be emailed to funding@warwicksu.com
  • Clearly differentiate any costs that you are NOT requesting funding for
  • Be clear about your project/ campaign aims and how they benefit students
  • Consider the timeline of your project / camapign carefully

DON'T

  • Request funding for alcohol
  • Apply for funding for projects that do not impact students as students
  • Apply for funding for events or projects that are recurring events or projects
  • Inflate your costs - it doesn't make it more likely you will be funded
  • Apply at the last minute - allow at least 4 weeks in term time
  • Forget to reclaim any funds granted
What's the money reimbursement process?

If your bid is successful you can request reimbursement of agreed costs. Usuaully, students will purchase the items / materials etc themselves and then complete a money request form to get that money back. If this is not possible, we can work with the student on the best way of ensuring they have the money for their project / campaign.

Any money you are requesting as a result of a successful bid must be accompanied with proof of purchase / costs.

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

Funding Bid Deadlines

  • Funding Bid deadline (1) Monday 25th October, 09am
  • Funding Bid deadline (2) Monday 15th November, 09am
  • Funding Bid deadline (3) Monday 10th January, 09am