Springboard Grants Programme
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The Springboard Grants Programme provides awards (of up to £1,000) to current students and staff at the University of Brighton to help fund unique activities that enrich and enhance the student and staff experience. These activities may be academic, professional or extra-curricular and can be undertaken by individuals or groups, for example, Students’ Union clubs and societies.
This grants programme has been established through the generosity of alumni (former students) and friends of the university and is administered by the Disbursement Advisory Group (the body which oversees the acceptance and disbursement of all philanthropic donations made to the university as an exempt charity).
Each academic year, two calls for applications will be made – one in the Autumn term and one in the Spring. The next round of applications will start in October 2013.
Please go to the link in the left hand navigation to see successful applicants from previous rounds of applications.
Who can apply?
- Current students of the University of Brighton and BSMS for activities to be undertaken whilst still a registered student
- UBSU recognised societies
- University of Brighton Sports clubs or teams
- Current staff of the University of Brighton on contracts of at least one year
What funding is available?
- Grants usually range from £100 to £1,000
- Applicants are encouraged to apply for the minimum level of funding they need to carry out the project, rather than to apply automatically for the maximum potentially available
What does the Springboard Grants Programme support?
- These grants are ‘one-off’ contributions and will NOT be awarded on the basis of a continuing commitment or to areas of activity for which earlier sources of funding have been withdrawn or reduced
- Grants will be awarded in line with the assessment criteria as determined by the University of Brighton Disbursement Advisory Group – click here to download a copy of these criteria
- Applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Applicants for further information, including specific exclusions
How do I apply?
- You need to submit an application form electronically by the closing date/time indicated
- Please ensure you have read the Guidelines for Applicants thoroughly before submitting your application
- Familiarise yourself with the Grant Allocation Agreement Form which all successful applicants will be required to sign before grants are released
- If you have questions about the Springboard Grants Programme which aren’t answered in the Guidelines for Applicants or above, please email email@example.com