YuFund gives grants to developmental and community projects run by student clubs and societies, departments and colleges.

YuFund is supported by donations from alumni and friends of the University of York, and it aims to provide students with as many opportunities as possible. It is intended as a way to fund the development of projects rather than operational costs. There are two application windows throughout the year - in Autumn and Summer Terms.

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;
  • help student enterprise to succeed;
  • create an active creative community on campus and beyond;
  • create physical spaces that allow students to fulfill their potential.

Recent successful projects

  • Technical Theatre Society received funding to buy new lighting equipment to support more student events to be outdoors and Covid-safe
  • Boxing Club received funds to buy new equipment
  • YUSU received funding to support the running of the 2021 Roses competition
  • LGBTQ Social Society received funding to improve their online resources to facilitate virtual social connections during the pandemic

Apply now

Applications for YuFund are currently open.

Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 12 November 2021

YuFund application form

Note: All grants awarded as part of this disbursement round must be used by 30 June 2022. If your planned activity is not due to start or take place until after June 2022, please apply for the next disbursement round in the Summer Term.

Application guidance

Due to limited funds, YuFund cannot support every application it receives. Please make sure your application is as strong and well presented as possible. We strongly encourage you to prepare your application in a word processing document before completing the application form.


Email yufund@york.ac.uk