Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Targeted funding opportunities for students











You may be aware of the different hardship funds that the university has available for students experiencing financial problems, but you may not be aware of the more niche funding streams that students can apply for if they meet the specific criteria. Read on for more information:

Springboard grants programme:

The Springboard Grants Programme provides awards of up to £2,000 to University of Brighton Students’ Union recognised societies and University of Brighton sports clubs and teams to help fund activities that enrich and enhance the student experience.

This grants programme has been established through the generosity of alumni (former students) and friends of the university.

Applications for 2015/16 are now open. The closing date is midnight on Monday 18th April 2016.

Who can apply?

  • University of Brighton Students’ Union recognised societies
  • University of Brighton sports clubs or teams

What funding is available?

  • Grants usually range from £100 to £2,000
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply for the minimum level of funding they need to carry out the project, rather than to apply automatically for the maximum potentially available.

Full details, including information on how to apply, can be found at


Santander Travel Grants:

A fund worth at least £8,000 per annum, made possible by Santander Universities, is currently available to provide travel grants for academic, professional services or support staff working at the University of Brighton and any students currently enrolled on University of Brighton courses.

The objective is to forge contacts with other universities, educational establishments and organisations in the countries that form the Santander network for the purpose of knowledge exchange and to participate in projects of benefit to the University of Brighton applicant and the partner organisation.

The closing date is midnight on Monday 18th April 2016.

To find out more about this funding stream, including how to apply, please visit


Santander Community Engagement and Volunteering Awards:

Seven awards worth £1,000 each are available to recognise outstanding contributions in the fields of community engagement and volunteering undertaken by current University of Brighton students during this academic year.

If you have volunteered this year or carried out a community-based placement as part of your degree please visit Active Student Volunteering Service’s website for more information on these awards:

The closing date is midnight on Monday 18th April 2016.


Helen Abrahams • March 21, 2016

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