Four Little ECHO grants awarded

£1000 of ECHO grant funding has been awarded to four students from the School of Sport and Service Management.

All four students submitted a three minute short film to request the funding, which have been made available to view on the ECHO blog.

ECHO grants are awarded by the school to those involved in work that promotes excellence, supports the community or helps to preserve the school’s heritage archive. Grants are funded by the generous donations of alumni and friends and an allocation of funds set aside by the school.

Fiona Smith, Principal Lecturer and Head of the Social Engagement Advisory Group, says “it’s great for the school and alumni to be able to support the extra-curricular work of our students. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the success of the events”.

The funding awarded will see SaSM students coordinating an awareness-raising walk with members of the Active Hearts group along the Eastbourne seafront, hosting walking football sessions for the over 50s, working alongside Cancer United to put on an ‘exercise day’ using the university’s great facilities and will help a PhD student put on a joint event with altitude awareness charity, Para-Monte.

To learn more about each project which has been awarded funding, take a look at the short films here.

Congratulations to Ash Willmott (PhD Sport and Exercise Science), Scott Hadley (Year 3 Sport coaching), Bronwyn Elsden (Year 1 Sport and Fitness Top up) and Abby Hiam (Year 3 Sport and Exercise Science).