We recognise that for some clubs and societies, our SRC grant funding is not sufficient to cover the costs associated with larger-scale events. This year, we received additional funding to pilot our Big Ideas Grant Fund, to help support clubs and societies with funding bids of over £500 cover the cost of the following:
- Health & wellbeing campaigns
- Interfaith events
- Theatre performances
If your event or project does not fall within one of the categories listed above, please click here to apply for our SRC grant funding.
To be eligible for an SRC grant, clubs and societies must have at least two currently listed Office Bearers who have attended an induction session within the current academic year. If your club or society is unable to attend an induction session before applying for your grant, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
All applications are considered on their own merit and grants are awarded on a needs basis.
Grant applications must:
- Be completed by a currently listed office bearer (generally the Treasurer).
- Include details of what is being applied for, why it is required, and a cost breakdown.
- Be submitted along with a bank statement which is less than two months old or, alternatively, proof of opening. If your club or society keeps their funds in the SRC Holding Account (agreed with the SRC beforehand), you will not need to submit a bank statement. If your club or society does not have a bank account, we can still consider your application but ask that you discuss this with us further. Under no circumstances will funds be released into a personal bank account.
The SRC does not consider the following:
- General trips
- Society balls
- Gifts for speakers
- Raffle/tombola/competition prizes
- Non-essential club branded clothing
- Car hire/minibus hire (where the SRC minibus is available)
- Fundraising events
- Bar deposits
Grant applications are considered at the meetings of the Clubs and Societies Committee which usually occur every fortnight during semesters one and two.
Please note that we may contact you with further questions regarding your application. In some cases, a meeting might need to be set up between a maximum of two currently listed office bearers and the Clubs and Societies Committee to discuss your application in more detail. You will be contacted by email to arrange this.
Factors that are taken into consideration by the committee are:
- Quality of the proposal and its impact on equal opportunities and inclusion
- Your club or society’s ability to manage your finances
- The SRC Clubs and Societies budget
- Your application’s contribution to the SRC’s overall strategic objectives
- Potential access to alternative resources.
If you require advice on completing your application or on your meeting with the committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any lobbying or attempt to circumvent the applications process may see your application disqualified.