Our Athletics and Cross Country Club (ACCC) recently applied to Sport England for a grant of £3,561 – we are thrilled to report this application was successful!
The funding will be used for new indoor high jump mats and an indoor shot put throwing circle platform.
Jon Pairman, President of ACCC, says: “This equipment is essential for athletics training during the winter and when the weather is poor. Currently the only athletics track in Southampton closes off the high jump mats when the weather is poor, so for the entirety of September through to March/April we cannot train for … Read the rest
Did you know that your affiliated club or society can apply for funding from the Union? This funding isn’t designed to cover the day-to-day running costs of the group (this should be covered by membership fees, fundraising or from other sources) but it can be provided to cover the costs of resources, specific pieces of equipment or trips that wouldn’t otherwise be able to be provided.
We recently approved some new capital funding awards to the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club. This means they have some exciting new equipment coming their way which will help to improve … Read the rest
We are delighted to announce that Ladies Football Club (SULFC) have begun to to deliver free football to local schoolchildren across Southampton.
The outreach programme is designed to encourage the club to expand their football provision internally and out to the community. Eleven members of SULFC are signed up to the programme, which is open to Key Stage 2 girls at three local Southampton Primary schools: Bassett Green, Bitterne Manor and Beechwood Junior. All sessions are free for students to attend and are run as after-school clubs.
British University Colleges & Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA) funded £2,500 … Read the rest
The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. After receiving an incredible 11 submissions showcasing your great ideas, we are in the process of choosing the most deserving idea for the £500 investment – and as you can see, it is proving quite a challenge:
Applicant 1: The Charge Project, is a solar energy distribution service that will operate in the ultra-poor river islands of Bangladesh. The Charge Project will comprise of a boat network with solar panel arrays mounted to the roof, which will be used to charge battery boxes.
Applicant … Read the rest
We have organised for comedian, charity activist and ultra marathon runner, Eddie Izzard to talk about his views on the EU Referendum to encourage you to register to vote ahead of the 07 June deadline.
The event, held at Switch Southampton, will feature a talk from the comedian and charity activist, before a Q&A session where the audience will be able to pose their questions for Eddie to answer.
Vice-President Engagement, Hannah Talbot, says, “We want students to understand the arguments surrounding the EU Referendum and to feel empowered to vote. The UK is the 2nd largest beneficiary of … Read the rest
Does your society need more cash for travel hire? Does your sports club need a hand with money for equipment? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of doing a research Masters but can’t imagine getting all the funds together – or maybe you’re keen to start a new initiative with other students at Southampton to benefit others.
We’re thrilled to announce that SUSU is now in partnership with Hubbub, a new crowdfunding site that’s specifically aimed at students, and has produced countless amazing success stories.
Hubbub is works in the same way as other popular crowdfunding sites like Sponsume and Kickstarter – … Read the rest