As part of the Interfaith Project, NUS are pleased to announce the creation of a funding pot available to assist students’ unions create activities to celebrate National Interfaith Week (18-27 November), Scottish National Interfaith Week (26 November – 2 December) or organise activities at other times during 2012/13.
What is the money for?
Funding is available to all affliliated universities and colleges for activities that build good interfaith relations on campus, that either:
encourage engagement between faith societies (for example setting up an Interfaith Forum)
increase understanding amongst students about different religions and beliefs (for example with speaker events; visits to places of worship; campaigns or a multi-faith fair/celebration);
increases dialogue and collaborative action (for example Muslim-Jewish dialogue group for Women students or a volunteer project in your local community); and/or
is new and innovative
We encourage every application to consider sustainability, and encourage sustained contact that goes beyond surface friendliness.
We are particularly keen to provide grants to students’ unions in the nations which may pilot new activities related to the specific issues/histories/interactions that are relevant (for example in Northern Ireland).
Click here to download more information about the funding.
What can we fund?
Students’ unions can request up to £1,000.
Projects must be delivered in this academic year 2012/2013
Your project will demonstrate how you will inspire students to take part
Your project must be for new activity and new costs associated with delivering activities
Only projects delivered by students’ unions or colleges who are affiliated to NUS, however you are allowed to work with University and community partners in the delivery of the project
How to apply
There will be one round of funding. Dates for the funding round:
17th September 2012 - Submissions open
22nd October 2012 - Submissions close
29th October 2012 – Funding recipients announced
The application process is designed to be very simple and shouldn’t be too onerous, however we expect competition for the grants so do ensure that you provide all the necessary information.
Applications should be emailed to Alison.email@example.com or sent via post marked FAO Alison Fernandes, NUS, 4th Floor, 184-192 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3HP. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Download the application form here. You also need to complete and submit a budget breakdown with your application, click here to download.
For more information on the Interfaith Initiatives funding 2012/13 click here.
Download the NUS toolkit Building good interfaith relations for information and ideas about different interfaith activities you could apply for funding for.
Find out more about National Inter Faith Week here: www.interfaithweek.org.uk
If you have any questions please contact Alison Fernandes, Faith Project Assistant via email Alison.Fernandes@nus.org.uk