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Funding available from Friends of the University

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Do you have a project which would benefit from a Friends of the University grant? 

If so, the charity Friends of the University of Reading are accepting submissions for projects requiring funding, with grants available up to around £2,000. Proposals are especially welcomed for projects looking to enhance our internal/external community relations or to support extra-curricular activities for students and staff.

To apply, simply send a short email describing your project and the amount requested to by 15 May 2021.

After submitting your idea, a member of the charity will let you know if your project is eligible or if more information is required. Final decisions will be made in the last week of May 2021 and applicants will be informed promptly.  

If you have any queries, please contact Grants Officer, Annette Haworth, on 0118 926 8994 or by emailing

About Friends of the University

Friends of the University of Reading is a registered charity (charity number 1173347) with roots dating back to 1927. Its purpose is to support activities and improvements within the University, especially those focusing on education and the community.

The Friends traditionally fund physical amenities and resources, but they do also give full consideration to funding for existing projects, staff time, online work and events.  

You can find more information on their website, which includes a list of previous grants for easy reference.

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