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We have introduced Spend It - a fantastic way to get funding for your societies.

Instead of filling in forms as and when funding is needed, there will be four dates during the academic year when societies can bid for money from our £20,000 pot.

We’re putting the power in your hands. Societies will come together to look at all the funding requests and discuss as a group where it would be best used, and why. This will give you chance to meet fellow societies and find out more about what they’re getting up to, and also work together to make sure all societies are happy with where the money is going.

We've got our next Spend It meeting coming up on Wednesday 22nd November. Sign up to the event here and check out some more dates for your calendar below:

 

Round 1

Form Deadline: 5th October 2017 

Meeting: 11th October 2017

 

Round 2

Form Deadline: 8th November 2017

Meeting: 22nd November 2017

Round 2 Application Form

 

Round 3

Form Deadline: 2nd February 2018

Meeting: 17th February 2018

Round 3 Application Form

 

Round 4

Form Deadline: 28th March 2018

Meeting: 18th April 2018

Round 4 Application Form

 

Additional Guidance for Spend It:

Spent It grants are awarded in order to support and enhance the activities of the Guild.

The following guidelines apply:

  • Only societies registered with the Liverpool Guild of Students 2017/18 are invited to apply;
  • Projects are invited up to £5,000;
  • Money will not be given for anything that the Guild can provide for free e.g. room hire, websites etc
  • Money will not be given retrospectively;
  • Money must be spent on Guild activity;
  • Money will not be given for recurrent items;
  • Items bought with Spend It money belong to the Guild and must be stored in the Guild;
  • Items bought with Spend It money must be shared, where requested, with other societies;
  • Societies may only have one successful bid per semester.

As a charity, the Liverpool Guild of Students will only fund projects that are being run for the benefit of its members. Furthermore, project grants will not be awarded for the following activities:

  • Affiliations or donations to organisations that do not directly benefit students (e.g. political pressure groups);
  • Purely social events;
  • Food & drink;
  • Expenses for attendance to a political rally/demo for non-student related issues;
  • Donations to other charities;
  • Other projects that contravene the Guild’s mission or values, or its legal obligations.

Please note that if your Spend It application is successful:

  • You must acknowledge Spend It in any relevant publicity and forward this material to your Society Coordinator
  • You are required to submit a report, including any photos, to their Society Coordinator on the impact that the awarded money has had within 6 months of receiving the funds
  • If you are successful in your application, but do not complete the above, your society may not apply to Spend It for the rest of the academic year

 

Additional Guidance for Spend It Travel: 

This year, the Guild has a new fund of £2,000 available to support societies who wish to travel as part of their society activity. To apply for this money, societies must follow the usual Spend It process, completing a form before the deadlines outlined above. The society must then sned a representaive to attend and another to present the bid.  

The following guidelines will apply:

  • Only societies registered with the Liverpool Guild of Students 2017/18 are invited to apply;
  • Money will not be given retrospectively;
  • Money must be spent on Guild activity;
  • Money will not be given for recurrent items;
  • Societies may only have one successful bid per semester;

As a charity, the Liverpool Guild of Students will only fund projects that are being run for the benefit of its members. Furthermore, project grants will not be awarded for the following activities:

  • Affiliations or donations to organisations that do not directly benefit students (e.g. political pressure groups);
  • Purely social events;
  • Food & drink;
  • Expenses for attendance to a political rally/demo for non-student related issues;
  • Donations to other charities;
  • Other projects that contravene the Guild’s mission or values, or its legal obligations.

The following criteria should also apply for this fund:

  • This money can only be used for societies’ travel. It can be used for travel to conferences, competitions, festivals, training, trips, and demonstrations for student issues, and other travel activity that is in line with the society’s aim and objectives.
  • This money should not be used for the travel expenses for those who are not members of the society, including guest speakers.  
  • If a society’s bid is unsuccessful through the Travel Fund, they will be permitted to request that money from the Spend It pot at the next meeting but this bid may not be resubmitted to the Travel Fund again.