Other sections in Friends Programme Grants:
Complete an application and gain authorisation as required. Please ensure you follow the correct authorisation procedure as outlined below. A completed budget should be submitted with your application.
Click on the links below to download an application form:
(Please ensure you read the guidelines below before applying)
Friends Programme application form 2018
Guidance for applicants 2018 (or see below)
*Please note, a full project budget must be included with all applications
Please ensure you submit your application to the relevant contact for approval and prioritisation as below.
Following authorisation, your Faculty Dean, College Principals’ Chair, Lancaster University Student's Union Chief Executive or President will forward your application to the Development and Alumni Relations Office for the 10th January 2019 deadline.
Please forward to the Alumni & Development Office by 5pm on Thursday 10th January 2019.
When funds are raised donors are asked to support by donating money in an unrestricted way so it may be used at the University’s discretion on areas where need is greatest.
Therefore, the Disbursement Committee considers applications and gives funds according to the greatest need and can demonstrate high priority within the University’s strategic plan.
At each round of funding it is also expected that certain activities should be funded to fulfil donors’ intentions at point of making a gift. Many donors are motivated by the sense of 'giving back' to their university. Often they want to support their own department, college, student club etc. To ensure that these interests are reflected and we are able to report on spend within these areas it is expected at each disbursement that a proportion of grants made should cover the following activities:
Please consider that if you are applying for furniture, fixtures or fittings it should be co-ordinated with Estate Management in terms of strategic planning. If this is the case, please indicate that the relevant discussions have taken place within the application.
Please note that leverage, in the form of evidence of additional funding from external sources, is welcomed.
In addition, preference will be given to projects or activities that:
Please note: any research project applications should be peer reviewed at faculty level, before being submitted to the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
The Board will award grants of up to £10,000. Under exceptional circumstances larger grants may be made at the Board’s discretion. Most grants awarded will be between £2,000 - £5,000. In the past the grants awarded have ranged from £300 up to the maximum grant of £10,000. The number of projects funded will be determined by the funds available at the time of the meeting.
Yes, members of the Development and Alumni Relations team are able to give you feedback on your application, giving you the opportunity to make amendments to your bid before the deadline in December.
For more information, please contact Caroline Costello, 01524 594056.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by email or post by no later than Monday 4th February 2019.
After notification of a grant award you will need to supply the Development and Alumni Relations Office with the relevant details for the payment arrangements (e.g. providing a University finance code for the payment of the grant). Grants that are not committed within 6 months of an award being made will no longer be available unless a prior arrangement has been made with the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
On occasion the Friends Programme Disbursement Committee may request that certain conditions are met before the grant is made.
A requirement of the process for all applicants is to provide a report for the Friends Programme Disbursement Committee on progress of the project and confirmation of how the grant has been spent. Reports for successful applications in January 2019 will be required within 6 months of the grant being made.
Failure to provide a report and failure to meet any conditions the grant has been made under may preclude any subsequent grants to the grant holder, and to any collaborators/co-grant holders.
Call Caroline Costello on 01524 594056 x94056 or click to email below.