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 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

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.

Loughborough University London Open Fund