At Student Council in February 2012 a Motion calling for “Fair access to Bristol SU Clubs and Societies” was passed. This Motion recognised that some sports club and society joining fees, trips and other costs are prohibitively expensive for some students. To address this issue Bristol SU has established the “Fair Access Fund”. This fund is intended to support those students who due to the cost of participating in their chosen activity would not otherwise be able to do so.
The maximum amount each student can request is £100 per academic year. Only one grant will be awarded to a student in an academic year. Please note, the amount of money Bristol SU has available to give out each year is limited, so even if an application is successful it may not be possible to award the full amount requested.
There will be two deadlines for the submission of applications each academic year. In 2016/17 these will be: 24 October and 20 February. Please note, the funding available is likely to be limited.
Once the closing date has passed the panel will meet, to decide the outcome of the applications. All applicants will receive a decision in writing, giving the reason why the application was approved or rejected 2 weeks after the deadline (at the latest). Anyone in receipt of funds will be asked to provide a report on the use of funds, and 'sound bytes' may be used anonymously for marketing purposes.
The decision making panel comprises a Student Development Coordinator, the Sports and Student Development Officer and the Union Affairs Officer.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact email@example.com
Applications should be completed using the online application form
Please give as much detail as possible in your application, including a clear breakdown of costs, full explanation of why you think the fund should support you and details of any other ways in which you are trying to fund the activity.