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What is YuFund?

YuFund exists thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends. It gives grants to developmental and community projects run by student clubs and societies, departments and colleges.

In response to the restrictions placed on the general public of the UK following the coronavirus pandemic, applications for YuFund will not be considered in June 2020 as originally planned, and will come up for consideration in September at the earliest.

For flexible fundraising to suit your needs, please head to YuStart.

What YuFund supports

YuFund backs projects that:

  • make opportunities equally accessible for students
  • contribute to the work of the University locally, nationally or internationally
  • contribute to student mental health or wellbeing
  • create an active creative community on campus and beyond
  • create physical spaces that allow students to fulfill their potential.

To get YuFund backing for your project, you must submit an application by the deadline. The YuFund Disbursement Group will then consider your application and give you their decision.

See recent examples of successful YuFund projects.

Due to limited funds, YuFund cannot support every application it receives. Please make sure your application is as strong and well presented as possible. Take a look at the application guidelines, which you should read before beginning your application. We would strongly encourage that you prepare this application in a word processing document and paste it into this form.

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Did you know the Big Alumni Project funds single projects which make a big impact in the York community? You could receive up to £40,000 for your project.

Or could YuStart crowdfunding be a better choice for your project? With YuStart, you can crowdfund at any time (not just in November and May, like YuFund) and you can share your story with the widest audience. You may even have immediate access to up to £500 of YuFund match funding!