Bristol SU recognises that the joining fees, trips and other costs of student groups can be prohibitively expensive for some students. The Activity Hardship Fund was created to support those students who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate in their chosen activity due to the cost.
Students can apply for up to £100 per academic year and only one grant will be awarded to a student in an academic year. Bristol SU has a limited amount of money to give out each year so please note that even if an application is successful, it may not be possible to award the full amount requested.
We strongly advise that you do not apply for funding for something you will have to pay for before the grants are allocated, as we cannot guarantee that your application will be successful.
Application form opens: Friday 14th September
Application deadline: Friday 5th October 5pm
Application form opens: Friday 11th January
Application form closes: Friday 1st February 5pm
All applicants will receive a decision by email, 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 bites' may be used anonymously for marketing purposes.
The decision-making panel comprises of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, a 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.