Activities Development Fund

The Activities Development Fund (ADF) is a pot of money set aside at the start of the year for Clubs, Societies & Projects to apply to throughout the year to support any new or developing activities they may be trying to achieve and that could not have budgeted for during Annual Budgeting

The Fund is to support Clubs, Societies & Projects with the following:

  • Starting new activities: for example, a new project or event which could not have been budgeted for during Annual Budgeting
  • Unbudgeted success: for example, a club with more members than expected/budgeted for, meaning more minibuses are needed to transport members to weekly fixtures.
  • Contingency: to cover excess costs which were not budgeted for and outside of the clubs control

Application process

Applicants are advised to read the criteria (below) before completing their application. Once the application deadline closes, all applications are sent to the ADF committee; a group of five elected student volunteers from a variety of Management Groups and Constituent Unions, chaired by the Deputy President (Clubs & Societies).

Applicants will be notified via email with the outcome of their application, usually no more than 3 weeks after the submission deadline.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the Committee may communicate with CSPs as their applications are being considered. 

The application deadline for each round of Commitee considerations will be found below. 

Dates & Deadlines

Below you can view the funding deadline dates for ADF for the current academic year:

2020 - 2021

Application Deadline


Tuesday 8 December, 23:59

Friday 1 January


Tuesday 12 January. 23:59

Friday 29 January


Tuesday 9 February, 23:59

Friday 26 February


Tuesday 9 March, 23:59

Friday 26 March


Tuesday 6 April, 23:59

Friday 23 April


Tuesday 11 May, 23:59

Friday 28 May

If you have any queries regarding the administration of the fund please email the Student Opportunities and Development Team

For queries about eligiblity and the criteria, please contact the Deputy President (Clubs & Societies).