The Widening Participation Fund - NOW OPEN!
Supporting you to make a difference!
WP Fun applications are open from Thursday 9th December and will close on Sunday 23rd January 2022 11:59pm.
Please submit your project propsal/ application form to [email protected]
Save the date for interviews now- Interviews will be taking place in the afternoon (2pm – 6pm) of the 1st & 3rd February 2022.
What is the WP Fund?
The WP Fund is a pot of money which Kings students can apply to for up to £500 to fund a widening participation initiative/project which they have designed and will deliver. Any funding provided covers the costs of delivering your project such as equipment, textbooks and software. We are currently only accepting proposals for online delivery projects due to health and safety. We generally only accept proposals from a student society/group/club/committee rather than solely an individual student.
What does Widening Participation mean?
This means supporting and encouraging students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for and access higher education. If you believe that your background should never be a barrier in accessing education, then getting involved in WP is a great way to support the mission of social mobility.
How to apply
Submit your application form to [email protected] by Sunday 23rd January 2022!
For more information on the criteria for submitting a proposal and the application process head to this page and find inspiration from past funded projects here. As part of the application you are required to complete a theory of change. A short video with Information and training on this can be found here. Questions? Email [email protected] or book a 15 minute Q&A slot with the Widening Participation coordinator on 21st January here now.
Project Planning Training
If you and your society/club/group want to run a WP project at least one person from your group will need to attend a Project Planning training session. To sign up to one of these sessions click here. If you are hoping to run a WP project which requires no funding, at least one person still needs to attend Project Planning training.
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