Access Funding

What is it?

The University of Manchester Students’ Union has revolutionised our funding procedure!

We are giving the student community the power to decide upon how much funding YOU need.

Fund it! Is a Participatory Budgeting system (PB) and being used by SU’s across the country such as Liverpool Guild and SOAS. PB is a transparent, democratic procedure, whereby societies present their ideas and vote upon how much money should be granted to other societies collaboratively coming to a decision on which projects they are going to fund.

Instead of filling in forms, there will now be six dates during the academic year when societies can bid for money from our £47,000 pot.

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. 


Fund it! How does it work?


1. Submit a bid!

Create a presentation to present your idea to other students, create a poster to accompany your presentation and include background information about your society and finances. Complete the 'Bid For Funding' form HERE.

2. The Event!

Attend the Fund it! Event, take part in the decision making process and find out whether your event will be funded on the same day!   


Key dates for accessing funding:


8th October 17:30 -20:00          (Deadline for submission 1st October)                           £7600 available   Submissions Closed 

5th November 17:30 -20:00        (Deadline for submission 29th October)                         £7600 available  Submissions Closed 

26th November 17:30 - 20:00     (Deadline for submission 19th November)                     £7600 available   Submissions Closed 

11th February 17:30-20:00          (Deadline for submission 4th February)                          £7600 available   Submissions start 1st January 2019

4th March      17:30-20:00          (Deadline for submission 25th February)                                £7600 available

25th March         17:30-20:00           (Deadline for submission 18th March)                              £7600 available


As with anything new and exciting there are always questions; of which we welcome! That in mind, we will be hosting a short briefing session in the coming weeks so, watch this space and keep an eye out for the next societies newsletter where will give you all the details. In the meantime, please check out the Fund It!


Launch Presentation

Facebook Group


SUBMISSIONS for Fund it 18/19 are now open!