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Participation Fund

What is the Fund and why does it exist?

This Fund is provided by the University of Strathclyde’s Alumni Fund. The Alumni Fund provides funds to enhance the Strathclyde experience of current and future generations of students through scholarships, clubs, societies and international development projects. This project aims to widen access for Strathclyde students who are financially disadvantaged to get involved in extra-curricular activities on and off campus.

The Fund was created primarily for students from widening access backgrounds, mature, disabled, carers and care leavers to remove financial barriers and provide students with an inclusive Strathclyde experience whilst encouraging career prospect development through extra-curricular activities.

Details on the categories of widening access backgrounds can be found here:

·         Resident in a target postcode (Quintile 1 or 2)

·         Attended a target school

·         Entered university through an access programme such as SWAP

·         Entered university directly from Further Education


What can be applied for from the Fund?

Any costs to individual students which enables them to be a member or to get involved and participate in activities which are run by the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association and organisations working in partnership with USSA. These costs may include membership fees, equipment, travel expenses etc.


What is the application process?

Once the application has been received by USSA, it will be considered by the Grant Funding Panel which consists of Executive Officers and Staff members within the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association. The applicant will be notified as soon as possible after the Panel meeting of the decision and will be confirmed in writing no later than 5 working days from receipt of application.  You can use this webform to apply (please note you must be logged into the website to see the online form) or if you'd prefer you can print the form off and complete it by hand before submitting it to The Advice Hub.

Participation Fund Application Form 16-17.docx114.26 KB

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USSA, 90 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JH, The University of Strathclyde Students' Association is a charity registered in Scotland, No:SCO05914