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club funding

We love seeing our student groups become more ambitious and achieve more year on year and we want you to be able to use our resources and expertise at the Students' Union to really make your activities the best they possibly can be.  Whether this is general guidance or financial support to enhance your activities, your Union is here to help make this happen.  

Particularly during the pandemic, the innovative ideas that we've seen from our Clubs & Societies to overcome the challenges and draw positives from being unable to meet physically have been nothing short of remarkable.  Our Club Grant will open in the Autumn semester as soon as we elect a full Communities Zone Executive Committee (CZEC), the committee of elected students to make important decisions around funding and governance. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Communities and includes the elected Students' Union President, International Officer, Housing Officer, Arts Officer, Sustainability Officer, Media Officer, Co-Curricular Officer and 5 'lay' or ordinary members. You can become a 'lay member' for this committee at the first Communities Zone of 2022/23 at the first Communities Zone meeting of the academic year. Click here or keep updated on our social media channels for future meeting dates.

Grants you can apply for

Communities Zone Club Grant- The Club Grant is now OPEN! Please complete the form and check out the conditions of the award here.  You will be invited to present your application to your elected Communities Zone Executive Committee (CZEC) who will then vote on your funding application.  If you need any assistance completing the form please contact Jess, your Vice President Communities for help!

Keep Clubs & Societies Moving grant- Stirling is renowned for sport and whilst we adore and support our pals in the Sports Union (#BLEEDGREEN), we know that our Clubs & Societies also provide an array of unique and fun ways to exercise too and we want to give you a 'helping hand' with any costs which you may face to provide these e.g. hall/pitch/venue hire, promotion, etc.  As part of the University and Students' Union's joint Healthy Body Healthy Mind campaign and a holistic commitment to the health & wellbeing of our campus community we successfully secured Stirling Fund funding to 'Keep Clubs & Socs Moving!'

If you have an activity which incorporates physical activity (nothing is too 'out there') please email 

Huge thanks to the team at the Stirling Fund!

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Additional University Funds

Autumn Semester-
The Stirling Fund is available in the Autumn semester. Click here to check out previous successful applications and for information on when the fund will be opened later this year.  a

Spring Semester -
The Vice Chancellor's Fund is available in the Spring Semester. Click here to check out previous successful applications and for information on when the fund will be opened next year. 

External Funds -
In the meantime, there may be other University, local, national or even international funding streams that you can apply to so keep exploring your options and get in touch if you need assistance with an application. We can also check over and reference applications for you to increase your chance of success!