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.

What can you get funding for?

The University has three priority funding areas:

  • BGU clubs and societies
  • Innovative and creative local community projects
  • Volunteering at overseas projects

For students, the fund focuses on providing a number of small grants to assist with expenses incurred when undertaking voluntary work or other innovative, creative, charitable or community-based projects both here in the UK or overseas.

For staff or group applications, the types of activities that can be supported include: student expenses associated with field trips, equipment that is hard to fund from central reserves, projects that are difficult to fund or a low priority for departments, but clearly enrich the student experience. Normally, grants are given to innovative or new work rather than activities that have been running for several years.

Each year the BGU Foundation Fund also commits to providing a £5000 grant to the BGSU sports societies to support costs associated with competitions.

How much can you get?

  • Students and alumni who apply can receive up to £500.
  • Staff applying for grants, to support activities that cannot be funded through the Universities main resources but clearly demonstrate enhancement to the student experience, can apply for funding up to £1000
  • Groups of students, clubs and societies can apply for grants of up to £1000

How to apply?

2019-20 Applications

Click here for guidance and the application form for the BGU Foundation Fund

Please note: The application form is an e-form and the link to this can be found at the end of the document

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 note when each of the three rounds of funding close:

  • Funding Round 1
    Monday 14th October 2019
  • Funding Round 2
    Monday 27th January 2020
  • Funding Round 3
    Monday 11th May 2020

More information

If you would like more information about the BGU Foundation Fund or would like to discuss making an application please contact the Alumni Office on Alternatively please access one of our drop in sessions in BG Futures on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019
  • Wednesday 15th January 2020
  • Tuesday 28th April 2020