The Greatest Need fund works like a charity trust application scheme, where each December a committee, comprised of representatives from across campus, invite bids to our Friends Programme for funding. We aim to give grants to projects which improve our students' experience of university life, college based projects and initiatives to increase academic resources and excellence.

Over the past 15 years, grants have been given for:

  • research equipment
  • entrepreneurship schemes
  • inter-departmental research collaborations
  • university-wide events
  • college facilities
  • equipment and travel grants for students clubs and societies
  • outreach projects with local schools