Friends Trust Term 2 2022/23 Applications Welcomed

The UCL Friends’ Trust was established in 1953 ‘to make provision for such projects as would enhance the prestige and reputation of the College as an educational institution and would promote corporate life.’ In recent years the Trust has supported thousands of students’ across the full span of students’ extra-curricular activities.

The Friends Trust recognises the central role that clubs and societies play in creating positive experiences, helping build relationships  and supporting students through challenges. Each academic year the Trustees make an allocation of money to the Students' Union and applications can then be submitted in Terms 1 and 2 for support of such activities. Applications are assessed by a panel and grants of between £100 and £3,000 are made.

We welcome bids from clubs and societies, and are particularly keen to support initiatives that keep communities connected while groups may be unable to meet face to face on a regular basis, or only in limited numbers.

How to Apply

The UCL Friend's Trust awards grants to students, societies, clubs and UCL student lead projects that make a real difference to students at UCL. Whether that be new equipment, an amazing new initiative or an exciting one off activity. There are two rounds of applications each academic year. One round in both terms 1 and 2.

Both recognised Students' Union UCL clubs & societies and individual UCL students may apply for this grant; if the former, please ensure that it is the treasurer of the club/society who submits this document (‘Name’ in Section One).

All applications must be submitted via the online form below.

The deadline for term 2 submissions is midday Monday 20 February 2023

Please note that in order for your application form to be accepted you MUST attach a detailed budget for events, and/or quotes for one-off purchases. Applications that do not include budgets or quotes will be automatically rejected. Ensure budgets include any contribution from the club/society CLEARLY. Information on how to create a budget can be found here.

If you would like any additional information please contact us.