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Participation Fund

If you are struggling to afford to get involved with a Strathclyde Students' Union or University of Strathclyde activity (such as a society, sport or volunteering opportunity), and meet the relevant criteria, then you can apply to our Participation Fund for support.

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Apply for funding to take part in Union or University Activities

The fund is designed to assist current registered students who are in need of additional financial support to aid with the costs of participating in activities run by or in conjunction with the Union or the University in order to enrich the student experience and enhance engagement.

The fund will consider applications for financial contribution towards activities that enhance the student’s experience or development, but are not essential parts of their course, e.g.: Sports Union membership, Strathclyde Sports membership, activities/events run by Union Clubs or Societies, international exchange opportunities.     

It is vital that you read the Application Guidance prior to applying. For any questions, please contact 

Application Guidance

The application form can be completed below. Please ensure you are logged in to complete this. 

General Details


Student Number: 

Email Address: 

Telephone Number: 

Name of Course: 

Year of Study: 

Bank Account Details:

Account Holder Name: 

Sort Code: 

Account Number: 

Name of Bank: 

Eligibility Criteria

Is this your first application to the Participation Fund: 

Eligibility Criteria: 

If you ticked 'other' please provide more information on your eligibility: 

Participation Fund Activity

Name of the activity you wish to participate in: 

Who runs the activity (team or named individual): 

When do you expect to begin the activity? How long will you participate? 

What do you hope to gain by participating in the activity? 

What are the expected costs for the activity? Please provide a breakdown of relevant costs, e.g. travel, joining fees, equipments, etc. There is an upload function at the bottom of this form for you to provide evidence of costs. 


Please read the following and confirm below:

  • I certify that I have read and understood the form and the information I have given is true and accurate. I understand that giving false information will automatically disqualify my application.
  • I confirm that I am a registered student.
  • I confirm that I have provided all the required information and supporting evidence.
  • I confirm that I will inform the Advice Hub of any change of circumstances affecting this application.

Please read the following and confirm below:

  • Strath Union requests your permission to share anonymised data with the University of Strathclyde regarding activities participated in and awards made. Your personal data will not be shared. The purpose of this is to secure funding for participation in the future. Please confirm below

Please read the following and confirm below:

I understand and agree to the following...

  • Strath Union reserves the right to check all information supplied with application forms.
  • All information and documents I submit with this application will be retained with my application form in line with the Advice Hub’s Privacy Statement (
  • I may be required to submit additional evidence to support my application or any information provided.
  • The Advice Hub will not pass my information to anyone outside Strath Union without my consent except:
    • Where checks are needed to verify the accuracy of information I have provided;
    • Where the Advice Hub is required to do so in line with their Confidentiality Policy (
  • Any payment received from the Participation Fund cannot be used to make a payment towards tuition fees or University of Strathclyde debt, including accommodation costs. If the Union is made aware of this having happened, I will not be permitted to make further applications to the Participation Fund for the duration of my study.

Upload any supporting documents below (one file per 'choose file' field):


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