What is FundIt?
FundIt applications for 2020-1 are now closed. 2021-2 applications will open in December 2021.
Got an idea for a fun initiative in Semester 2? Need to buy some fancy new equipment? Or just in need of some extra funds? This is your chance! We have a special pot of money available to allocate to Semester 2 activities run by you, our fabulous Clubs and Societies. It’s time to get those applications in…
This year, the application process is a little different in light of Covid-19. Instead of a written application and an in-person pitch, we are asking Clubs and Societies to flex their creative muscles to create 5-10 visually engaging, informative slides. You can include graphic design, photographs, text, tables, diagrams – the sky’s the limit!
Your 5-10 slides should show us:
A detailed description of the initiative to be funded
Evidence of how the initiative will benefit as many of your members as possible
What the impact of your initiative will be
A clear breakdown of how the funding will be spent
You will also receive extra marks for the quality and visual impact of your slides
You must show that any funding you receive will be spent by 30 June 2022.
You can apply for up to £500, but remember that funds are limited and this is a competitive process. If we receive a large number of applications, priority will be given to:
Newly ratified Clubs and Societies who haven’t been able to apply for a Recurrent Grant yet.
Any Clubs and Societies who haven’t successfully received FundIt money in the last two years.
Be aware that FundIt awards cannot go towards project staff costs; individual requests for maintenance fees or scholarships; Political or Religious Societies; or direct donations to charities. You should also try to avoid using any grant money to purchase prizes or giveaways. If these are included in your application, they should make up only a small proportion of the request.
Your slides must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for Sporting Clubs, or email@example.com for Societies. Your slides must be provided in PDF format and shouldn’t include links to external sites or videos – we will only consider the information provided within the slides themselves. If you create your slides in PowerPoint, make sure to save them as a PDF before submitting them. Slides submitted in the wrong format will be marked down and any external links will not be considered.
The deadline will be announced when 2021 applications open.