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Does your club or society want to be in with a chance of securing a £2k grant?

OXFO Booster Grants give student clubs and societies at the University of Oxford the chance to apply for up to £2,000 grant funding for initiatives that introduce entrepreneurship to people at the university. The total funding available for this Grant Programme for the 2018/19 academic year is up to £20,000. Our aim is for these grants, and associated support provided by the Oxford Foundry, to enable student societies to expand their reach and experiment with exciting new entrepreneurship-related events and initiatives that engage both current and prospective members. Collaboration between societies is highly encouraged. Activities should aim to:

1. Inspire students to engage with entrepreneurship related activities

2. Upskill: support students to develop transferable skills that enhance employability

3. Experience: provide students with entrepreneurial experiences which enhance future careers

APPLY NOW!  Applications close September 12th 2018

Who can apply?

Any student society or club – be it sports-related or non-sports related – or other Oxford University student organisation registered with the Proctors.

Are OXFO Booster grants open to student societies of all types?

Yes. We define entrepreneurship broadly, and believe that entrepreneurial people can be found in a wide-ranging spectrum of professions and industries – we class all sorts of individuals as entrepreneurs, from William Shakespeare to Serena Williams and Beyoncé. Therefore, we encourage applications from societies of all disciplines to demonstrate that entrepreneurial skills can be applied by people from all backgrounds and specialisms.

How much funding can I apply for?

You can apply for up to £2,000 grant funding.

Can our society submit more than one application?

Societies are only permitted to submit one solo application e.g. a grant for your own society. You can also choose to submit a second joint application with other societies for an additional grant of £2,000 to be split between the respective societies.

Key dates

Application call: Thurs 23rd August  

Drop-in info sessions at the Foundry (or call-in via Skype): 5th and 6th September, 12-2pm

Application closes: 10pm 12th September

Outcome via email: by 24th September

Visit Oxford Foundry to sign paperwork and provide account details by: 28th September

Funds to be transferred to society accounts by: 5th October

Got any more questions?

Take a look at our FAQ, or email us directly at info@oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk