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Apply to the Alumni Fund

Got a great idea for something that could improve student experience? The Alumni Fund could provide between £100 and £3,000 to support your project.

What is the Alumni Fund?

The Alumni Fund exists thanks to generous donations by alumni and friends of Royal Holloway, who donate every year to support projects and initiatives which enrich the student experience at Royal Holloway. Student led groups, including clubs and societies, can apply to the Alumni Fund for anything between £100 and £3,000 to support a project.

Once an application is made, it’s considered by a panel made up of full-time Students’ Union officers and College staff.  We prioritise bids that support the College and Students’ Union strategy, that are innovative and bring new activity and opportunities to students, or that take existing activities to a new audience. Successful bids receive money as a grant, and also benefit from the support and expertise of the panel members as they follow up on the bids progress.

How has the Alumni Fund changed?

  • Only current students can apply for funding
  • We’ve introduced a clear set of guidelines that details the criteria for successful projects
  • Students now need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to confirm the associated funding conditions
  • Students can now apply for amounts between £100 and £3,000
  • We’ve introduced some new restrictions to ensure funding is distributed and allocated fairly, and to make sure funds support the College’s strategic objectives.

We’re accepting applications to the Alumni Fund at the moment, so apply today!

How to apply

  1. Make sure you read the guidance notes on application criteria and the terms of receiving funding to ensure that you are eligible to apply
  2. Complete the Application Form (please note applications for more than £1,000 must request a £1,000 – £3,000 form from the Alumni Fund team
  3. Before you submit your application, you need to liaise with

    to ensure they have verified and support your application (you can notify them all at once by email)

  4. The supportive department must check the form, add their supportive statement and submit the completed application to the Alumni Fund team, copying the lead student into the email.

What happens next?

Applications are reviewed each term. A panel of staff from the College & Students’ Union will decide if your application has been successful.

We might on occasion request more information from you before we make our decision, especially for applications for over £1,000.

How long will it take?


Deadline to submit your application

When you'll hear if your application is successful

Autumn Term

14 November 2016

30 November 2016

Spring Term

6 February 2017

24 February 2017

Summer Term

24 April 2017

12 May 2017

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