Apply to the Stirling Fund

Every year the Stirling Fund supports a variety of projects that enhance employability, embrace diversity and inclusion, and promote global citizenship among staff and students, making Stirling an even better place to live and study.

To be awarded funding, projects must demonstrate that they will enhance the student experience across the wider student community, benefitting current and future generations of students.

The Stirling Fund is now open to applications

The Stirling Fund was established in 2011 to support specific projects to enhance the student experience. Any current student or staff member, representing a body of students, is eligible to apply in support of innovative projects that will enhance the Stirling experience for the wider student community.

After 10 years supporting over 150 projects, we have reviewed the Stirling Fund award structure in order to encourage larger, more impactful and ambitious projects, while continuing to offer kick-starter support to our clubs and societies.

From this year, we have introduced two different funding programmes: 

  • Main Grants Awards: for projects up to £5,000 per year. We aim to fund under this stream no more than 2 projects of up to £5,000, and no more than 5 projects of up to £1,000. Download application form for main grants.
  • Small Grants Awards: for projects up to £250 per year. We aim to fund a significant number of projects under this funding stream, requiring a shorter application form. Download application form for small grants.

To apply, download the relevant application form from the link below and return to by no later than the 7 November 2021. We strongly recommend applicants to download and read the Stirling Fund fund guidelines application funding as they have been updated from previous years.

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Help with your application

Also for guidance we have a couple of examples of successful application forms submitted to the Stirling Fund.

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