Development Funding is available to all KCLSU Activity Groups and Societies. The funds can be used for groups to carry out normal core activities, new projects, Wellbeing Initiatives or KCLSU Events (i.e. Welcome, One World, etc.).
Please note: Student Activity Groups and Societies are able to apply for funding for all of the above. Sports Clubs and Liberation Networkd are able to apply for funding for Wellbeing Initiatives, or KCLSU Events (i.e Welcome, One World, etc.).
This document is a breakdown of all of the questions found in the Development Fund application form, including some tips. Click here to download and read through before you apply.
Development Fund Application Dates
Window 1: 8th July at midday - 5th August at midday (Core & New Initiatives funding for STUDENT ACTIVITY GROUPS ONLY, Welcome & Wellbeing funding for student activity groups, sports clubs & networks)
Window 2: 30th September at midday - 21st October at midday (Core & New Initiatives funding for STUDENT ACTIVITY GROUPS ONLY, One World & Wellbeing funding for student activity groups, sports clubs & networks)
Window 3: 6th January at midday - 27th January at midday (Core & New Initiatives funding for STUDENT ACTIVITY GROUPS ONLY, Student Volunteering Week & Wellbeing funding for student activity groups, sports clubs & networks) - Attendance to the Activities Forum is required in order to be eligible for this window of the Development Fund
Window 4: 30th March at midday - 20th April at midday (Core & New Initiatives funding for STUDENT ACTIVITY GROUPS ONLY, Wellbeing funding for student activity groups, sports clubs & networks)
Liberation History Month Fund
The Liberation History Month Fund is available to all KCLSU ratified student activity groups, societies and sports clubs (this includes fundraising, volunteering, WP and media groups) to encourage and support activities during Liberation History Months.
Liberation History Months are run throughout the year to celebrate strides made in the struggle for liberation, to reflect on past and present day oppression and to challenge racism, misogyny, ableism, transphobia and homophobia, in all its forms; both locally and nationally. Liberation History Months are a time when people from all backgrounds can come together to explore liberation issues and discover what they can do as individuals to fight oppression.
As a KCLSU Student Activity Group, you can apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £150 to run an event, campaign or project.
Kings Community Fund
Do you have a big idea on how to improve the King’s community? Whether an individual, group or student representative you can apply for the King's Community Fund to make it happen.
The fund is now closed.
The fund is made possible through donations from King’s alumni and is there to support ideas and projects aimed at improving our King’s community or for being part of something with fellow students.
Applicants can bid for between £750 and £10,000 for each project. The fund can cover things like equipment, promotional materials, conference/event costs and training. It’s there to help make an idea happen.
Check out the guidelines for more information, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Widening Participation Fund
The WP fund is for any KCL students or student groups or sports clubs who would like to run a WP Outreach Project. You can apply to the fund by filling out the application form before midday on the 12th of November.
This fund is now closed.
You can apply for up to £500 of funding to get your project going. We are looking for creative, out of the box, innovative and imaginative projects so get your thinking caps on. Whether that’s working in a local community centre or primary school we want to hear your ideas.
Before applying to the fund it is a good idea to ensure it means the aims of Widening Participation. You’ll also need to ensure that a member of your society attends the Safeguarding training, dates of which will be sent to you once you hand your application in.
You can complete the training once your application has been handed in, so please don’t let this hold you back! Have a look at what has been done before and for more ideas have a look at the WP Project Guidelines.