Student Arts Grants

Brand new funding for your arts activities!

Do you have an idea for a fabulous arts-related activity but need funding to make it happen?

LU Arts is committed to encouraging student participation in the arts. To facilitate this, we are delighted to announce our Student Arts Grants, new for the 2018/19 academic year. These are open to all taught and research students studying at Loughborough University and Loughborough University London. Successful applicants will gain funding and support to help them develop creative projects, which increase the presence of the arts on the campus and give students the opportunity to engage as an audience member or participant. 

Funds of up to £1,000 are available for affiliated and unaffiliated groups of students.  Examples of how funds could be used include:

- societies delivering ambitious events or programmes;

- the organisation of arts events as part of health and wellbeing activity; or

- workshops/training by arts professionals.

It could equally be none of these things, and we are very open to a wide range of ideas.

In addition to funding, LU Arts will provide successful applicants with support in delivering and marketing their events. We will host drop-in sessions to provide advice for applicants, and feedback for those who were not successful. You will gain valuable, transferable skills as part of this process.

We strongly encourage applicants to attend a drop-in session for help drafting a bid – keep an eye on the LU Arts website and our social media channels for dates and times. If you cannot make one of these sessions or would like an informal discussion about your application, please contact David Bell on 01509 222881 or email

To request a copy of the application form email or download the application form (the Word document will automatically download when you click this link).  Email your completed application form to This will then be assessed by a panel from LU Arts.   

Important notes:
The lead organiser(s) must all be students of Loughborough University or Loughborough University London, although events can take place off-campus. Funding will support artist fees/expenses, technical support, equipment hire and anything else that directly relates to the activity. It is not intended to provide individual students with a wage or funds. Events must take place during University term-time, unless prior exemption has been obtained from LU Arts.


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948