Community groups around the Olympic Park can bid for £5,000 funding

Students queuing to register at Loughborough University Campus at Here East in Stratford. Picture: V

Students queuing to register at Loughborough University Campus at Here East in Stratford. Picture: Vickie Flores - Credit: Vickie Flores/Archant

Grants of up to £1,000 are up for grabs for community groups close to the Olympic Park.

Loughborough University’s Stratford campus has opened bidding for its £5,000 Open Fund for “non-political” projects and organisations.

Open Fund is part of the annual Loughborough Community Donations Fund programme, which has run since 2009 and supported a wide range of community groups and voluntary projects.

Successful bids have previously included funding for youth groups, schools and soup kitchens.

Applications, which close on May 31, should include a short breakdown of how the fund will be used and details of a specific project.


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Organisers say bids are most likely to succeed when they clearly identify and outline the impact and benefits funding will have.

Repeat applications for the same project or organisation within a 12-month period will not be considered.

To apply, click here or email Jessica Metson at j.metson@lboro.ac.uk.

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