How College 1000 Funds are used

Each of our colleges have their own bespoke ways of using the funds generously donated to them through the College 1000 campaign, this helps to ensure that the funds are able to support those in the college who need it most, meaning all gifts are able to have the largest possible impact upon both current and future generations in each college. Find out how your college is using funds from the College 1000 campaign below

How your college uses funds from the College 1000


Donations to Cartmel College help to support students who decide to undertake postgraduate studies at Lancaster, providing them with the funding they need to make the most out of their postgraduate studies at Lancaster. College 1000 funds will also go towards providing travel bursaries to students who are travelling to job interviews and assessment centres.


College 1000 donations are being used to support the County College Engagement and Opportunities Fund. This is being used to cover membership fees and equipment costs for students who would otherwise be unable to join clubs and societies. In addition to this, College 1000 also help to fund the County College prize, awarded to County students who make an outstanding contribution to their College.


Furness College 1000 funds are primarily used to support the college hardship fund. This fund is specifically for Furness students who encounter hardship throughout their studies. The fund provides funds to Furness students who need it most to ensure that they are able to continue their studies and maximise their University experience.


Donations to Fylde College have helped to establish a travel grants and hardship schemes. Last year the Fylde travel grant supported a number of students undertaking a diverse range of activities including volunteering in wildlife sanctuary in Australia, helping homeless people in New Orleans and helping with an Engineering internship with Volkswagen. College 1000 funds have also helped support The Kruteen Desai Memorial sports fund which has been used to help pay for kit for the Netball team.


Graduate College 1000 funds are being used to improve study spaces for Postgraduate students and provide support to those students who need it most. College 1000 donations are helping to ensure that the next generation of students are welcomed to, and supported in, our fantastic Graduate College community.


Donations to the Grizedale College 1000 have been used provide travel bursaries for final year students travelling to graduate job interviews and assessment centres. In addition to this, funds have also been set aside to provide essential sports equipment for disadvantaged students. Furthermore, College 1000 funds have also been used to support the Pride of Grizedale Awards which recognises students who have made an outstanding contribution to their college.


Lonsdale College have used College 1000 funds to upgrade college social and study spaces to help to provide a strong student experience for all current and future Lonsdale students. We are incredibly proud of being one of Lancaster's founding colleges and your gifts can ensure that the next generation of students are welcomed to, and supported in, our fantastic Lonsdale community.


Donations to Pendle College have been used to help upgrade social spaces within the college to provide students with an environment to meet, study and socialise. In addition to this, funds from the College 1000 campaign will also give students access to training opportunities and will help students with the costs associated with travelling to job interviews and assessment centres.

Student Beneficiaries

Charlotte, County College

Donations from the College 1000 campaign have enhanced my student experience by allowing me to pursue my passion for dance.

I have always wanted to compete across universities and the money has given me the opportunity to audition for the competition squads and then pay for me travel and entry into competitions when I passed the audition. The competitions are a fun way for me to spend my weekends, and they allow me to experience the professional environment of dance that I may be heading into in the future. LUDanS has been a great way for me to take time to enjoy myself and release the stress of University life.

The weekly stretch and technique sessions not only keep me fit physically but also mentally, as we practice meditation. Through LUDanS I have made many new friends, meaning I can join in on the numerous socials or the pre-comp meals. Previously I rarely went out but within the socials I feel more comfortable and cared for. Being part of the society also means I can attend as many classes as I want, which has allowed me to improve my dance skills. This has not only boosted my confidence but assisted me in some of my assessments for my Theatre degree, like the movement and voice module. I can’t wait for more exciting opportunities that I might have as a member of LUDanS, such as competing in Roses 2020 and performing in Extravs. I hope to begin choreographing myself as well next term, teaching my own classes which will help to build up my dance skills and experience even further.



Louis, County College

I am a third-year student, and I applied for the College 1000 grant to allow me to pay the membership of County College Football.

Thanks to the grant, I was able to afford to play football again this year. This has enhanced my student experience in several ways. Firstly, I have always found enjoyment from playing football, and miss it when I am not playing. It provides me with a dedicated time to forget about any problems or worries that I might be experiencing. Because of this, it plays an important part in my mental health, in addition to the physical health benefits that it brings.

I have been able to meet a range of new people this year through football, as a large amount of first year students have joined. This has allowed me to expand my social circle, as well as meet like minded individuals which has enhanced my student experience.

As I am a captain this year, the grant has allowed me to make the most of this opportunity. I have been able to develop my leadership and organisational skills. I am in charge of planning training sessions, and initially had to organise the most suitable time slot for the training sessions to take place. This has been challenging, but something I have thoroughly enjoyed so far. In terms of my leadership skills, people have looked up to me for motivation during matches as well as training sessions. I have had to lead by example both on and off the pitch, showing consistent commitment. I have benefited from this in the sense that I have a motivation to stay busy, which in turn has helped me to stay busy with university in general.


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