Loughborough University London Open Fund awards small grants to 10 community organisations

On 3 July 2019 Loughborough University London awarded small grants to ten community organisations to support their work with local people.

The funding will help organisations to expand and develop the projects and services they offer. For example, Trowbridge Senior Citizens Club plans to offer ‘silver surfer’ classes to help groups of older people get online and Bromley By Bow Centre will be offering health and fitness classes for those with chronic conditions.

Representatives from the community groups were invited to a special celebration in the University’s main lecture theatre where they could network and receive their cheques, presented by Chris Euden, Loughborough University London’s Operations Director.

Ben Cole, Stakeholder Development Manager for Loughborough University London said: “Our London Open Fund is just a small part of our commitment to being a good neighbour here in east London. These awards are going to some amazing local organisations who do great work to improve and enliven our community.  We are really happy that these grants will help them do more.”

The London Open Fund was established in 2017 and has awarded nearly £20,000 to local community groups and projects.

Applications will re-open in Spring 2020. More details can be found here.

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.

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

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). 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.