Liberation Fund

Learn more about our Liberation Fund for projects and events that aim to challenge structural oppression & support marginalised communities.

At the Students' Union we recognise that forms of structural oppression serve to marginalise some groups of students, including LGBT+, trans, BAME, disabled and women students. For this reason, the Liberation Fund aims to support student-led projects, campaigns and events that challenge structural oppression and support marginalised communities of students.

The Liberation Fund provides funding for each of the Students' Union's month-long liberation campaigns, as well as liberation projects throughout the year. On this page, you can find the key deadlines and documents you will need to apply. You can find out more about our liberation work, including elected representatives, here.

Applications to the Liberation Fund are reviewed by a panel made up of relevant student groups and reps. Applications for general projects will be considered by the Students’ Union Welfare Board. Applications for projects during one of our annual liberation campaigns will be considered by an Organising Committee composed of the student groups and liberation reps who are leading that campaign.


How to apply

To apply for the Liberation Fund, you must complete an application form. For general projects, the application form can be found below and can be submitted at any point in the academic year. We recommend that you discuss the project with your staff support before submitting it.

For projects that are part of one of the Students' Union's annual liberation campaigns (e.g. Black History Month), you must first register your interest using the form and deadline listed below. You'll then be assigned a member of staff to support your project, who will help you complete the application form.


Key deadlines & documents

Below you can find all of the deadlines, documents and application forms you will need to apply for the Liberation Fund under the drop-down.

The general part of the Liberation Fund is for projects that are not part of one of the Students' Union's annual liberation campaigns. You can apply to the fund at any point during the academic year, however you must apply 6 weeks in advance of your project start date.

We strongly encourage you to contact your staff support within the Students' Union before applying and please make sure to read the guidance notes carefully before applying.

Application form
Guidance Notes

To apply for the Liberation Fund for Black History Month 2021, you will first need to register your idea using the form below. Once you have registered, you will be assigned a member of staff who will support you with planning your project and completing the Liberation Fund application form.

The deadline to register your idea is Monday 23 August.

Register your idea
Guidance Notes

Dates TBA, please check back soon.

Dates TBA, please check back soon.

 

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