The BGU Foundation Fund was set up by the Alumni of BGU to support projects that enhance the student experience and help make a difference to other peoples’ lives.
The fund supports a range of projects that clearly demonstrate enrichment during a students’ time at the University. It focuses on projects that cannot be resourced through the University’s main funds with a number of grants distributed each year to support voluntary work or other innovative, creative, charitable or community based projects both here in the UK or overseas.
Students can apply for grants of between £150 and £500 depending on the quality of the application submitted and the evidence that is provided.
If a student or member of staff is interested in applying for a grant please contact the Alumni Office who are available to help and provide advice on the application process. To apply, simply collect an application from the Alumni office or download an electronic version here:
The Grant Awarding Panel meets three times a year to go through all applications and take into consideration the project, the quality of the application and the supporting evidence before making decisions. Applications can be submitted at any time but please make a note of the Panel Meetings below.
Closing Dates and Disbursement Committee Meetings
Closing dates for Applications
Monday 29th October 2018
Monday 28th January 2019
Monday 13th May 2019
Committee Meeting (Decision made)
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Wednesday 20th February 2019
Thursday 6th June 2019
For more information please contact our Alumni Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 583609.
BGU Foundation Fund – Making Dreams Come True
BGU student, Olivia Cahill, spent her summer supporting conservation projects in the Galapagos Islands thanks to the help of a BGU Foundation Fund grant. “The Foundation Fund gave me the opportunity to do something I am passionate about…conservation. I met some amazing people and gained experiences I hope to use in my future career.”
To read more about Olivia’s experience click here