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**Important Information Regarding Grants - 23rd March 2020**
As of 22nd March 2020 all grants and funds have been postponed. We are not accepting any more grant applications until the new academic year (Sept 20.) Below are some important FAQs regarding the current state of grants, societies with unspent grants or now with grant money not fulfilling its given purpose.
What if I paid for something using the grant and the event was not cancelled OR they are not offering me a refund?
If you have paid a deposit/ticket and the company you have paid with is NOT offering you a refund then clearly we cannot ask for this money back. If the company you have paid with HAS given you a refund then we would please need to request for this money back as it is not fulfilling the grant conditions. 
How do I refund my grant?
We have a record of how much grant you were given. You would need to confirm this amount with you (as we appreciate invoices or estimated costs change) and then we can withdraw this money from your account. This will show up on your expense365 app in the documents section of the app. 
What if I was given a grant but I have not used all the grant money I was given or not spent it at all?
Any grant money that has not already been spent from 22nd March will automatically become inaccessible. 
What if I am waiting on some grant money to be paid that I have already paid for? 
Don't worry - we will not leave you out of pocket. Send across the receipts of what you paid for and your bank details and we can sort this out for you. The receipt will need to be dated before 22nd March. 
Will next years committee be able to re-apply for a grant for this same event?
Yes, next years committee are more then welcome to apply for a grant again. 

 

 

get funding

As a society or club, there are grants open to you from the Union. These do not need to be paid back and are designed to help your society or club develop and meet its objectives by providing funding for things it couldn't afford otherwise. 

We have several different grant available, so have a look below to see which one you should apply for!

sports club grant:

societies grant:

employability and conference grant:

  • The employability grant has a £1500 pot, which students groups that are putting on an event, conference or activity with an employability focus are eligible to apply for.
  • We are particularly encouraging academic societies to apply for this grant as we want to develop the sorts of activities academic societies put on. However, all student groups are able to apply for this grant.
  • For information on the employability grant, please read our key information guide here.    
  • To apply, fill out this grant application form and email it to union.opportunities@uea.ac.uk.
  • Your application will be reviewed by Societies Executives Committee. To find out when Societies Executives meet, click here

accessibility and inclusivity grant:

  • The accessibility and inclusivity grant has a pot of £2500, which all students groups that would like to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of their society or club are eligible to apply for.
  • For information on the societies grant, please read our key information guide here. 
  • To apply, fill out this grant application form and email it to union.opportunities@uea.ac.uk.
  • Your application will be reviewed by Societies Executives Committee. To find out when Societies Executives meet, click here

major events grant: 

  • This is a pot of £1500, made up of three seperate £500 pots, which all clubs and societies putting on a major event can apply for.  
  • For information on society grant guidelines and tips for a success application, please read our key information guide here. 
  • To apply, fill out this grant application form and email it to union.opportunities@uea.ac.uk.
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Activities and Opportunities Officer and the Student Events Coordinator. To find out when the Activities and Opportunities Officer and the Student Events Coordinator meet, click here. 

student group collaboration grant: 

  • The student groups collaboration grant has a £300 pot that clubs and societities running a collaborative event between two or more student groups are eligible to apply for.
  • For information on the employability grant, please read our key information guide here.    
  • To apply, fill out this grant application form and email it to union.opportunities@uea.ac.uk.
  • Your application will be reviewed by Societies Executives Committee. To find out when Societies Executives meet, click here
  • This a first semester only grant. 
  • As of 14/12/19, the student group collaboration grant is closed for the 2019/20 academic year. 

green grant: 

  • The green grant has a £250 pot that all student groups working to be more environmentally friendly are eligible to apply for.
  • For information on the green grant, please read our key information guide here.
  • To apply, fill out this grant application form and email it to union.opportunities@uea.ac.uk.
  • Your application will be reviewed by Societies Executives Committee. To find out when Societies Executives meet, click here
  • This a first semester only grant. 
  • As of 14/12/19, the green grant is closed for the 2019/20 academic year. 

 

Grant Deadlines:

If you apply for societies grant, employability grant, accessibility and inclusivity grant, student group collaboration grant, or green grant, your application will be reviewed by Societies Executive. The table below indicates when your grant application will be reviewed and the deadline you need to send the application in by. 

If you apply for a grant by this deadline…

Your grant request will be reviewed on by Societies Executive on this date…

18th November 2019

25th November 2019

6th January 2020

13th January 2020

27th January 2020

3rd February 2020

17th February 2020

24th February 2020

9th March 2020

16th March 2020

13th April 2020

20th April 2020

4th May 2020

11th May 2020

 

If you apply for the major event grant, your application will be reviewed by the Activities and Opportunities Officer and the Student Events Coordinator. The table below indicates when your grant application will be reviewed and the deadline you need to send the application in by. 

If you apply for the major event grant by this deadline…

Your grant request will be reviewed on by the Activities and Opportunities Officer and Societies Executive on this date…

24th January 2020

27th January 2020

28th February 2020

2nd March 2020

28th March 2020

30th March 2020

 

 

 

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