Loughborough University London’s first round of Community Donations Fund now open for applications

Loughborough University London has now opened the bidding for the 2018 Open Fund, in line with Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund scheme.

The ‘Open Fund’, which allocates a total of £5000, allows local community groups and organisations to apply for funding of up to £1000.

The deadline for bids is Thursday 31 May. Organisations applying for the fund must be non-political in nature and be situated in an eligible postcode, close to the Olympic Park. More information on the eligible postcodes and the application criteria is available in the guideline document and the Loughborough University Community Donations Fund website.

Bids should include a short breakdown of how the fund will be used and should include a specific project.

The annual Loughborough Community Donations Fund programme has run since 2009 and has since supported a large number of community groups and voluntary projects. Successful bids have previously included funding for Youth and Support Groups, Soup Kitchens and aiding local schools.

For more information on the Open Fund and to download the application form, please visit the website or email Jessica Metson at j.metson@lboro.ac.uk

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.

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