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Got an exciting project brewing but missing the funds to make it happen? The Students' Union Fund (SUF) is here to back your ideas!

Students' Union Fund

Got an exciting project brewing but missing the funds to make it happen? The Students' Union Fund (SUF) is here to back your ideas!

Important Notice: Update on the Students' Union Fund


Now that the Winter Term is coming to an end and we are preparing for the next academic year, we're temporarily pausing applications for the Students' Union Fund (SUF) to assess our financial situation and plan for the future. All submissions received before 22/03 will be reviewed, and applicants will be contacted with decisions soon.

Your patience during this time is appreciated as we work to support your inspiring initiatives!

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.



the SUF is based on 7 key criteria

The panel is looking to support any application impacting the LSE students' community, whether on-site or online. Any individual LSE student, LSESU society, or sports club can apply for SUF. Each application will be reviewed against the 7 SUF criteria. The more criteria your project matches, the more likely it is to be funded. 
  1. Wellbeing: Provide concrete examples of how your initiative directly targets aspects of student wellbeing - enhancing students' mental or physical health. 
  2. Inclusion: Show how your project contributes to creating an inclusive and diverse atmosphere at LSE.
  3. Environmental Sustainability: Detail specific eco-friendly practices in your project, and explain how your project contributes to LSE's ecological footprint.
  4. Education: Details the specific educational aspects of your project - be it workshops, seminars, or resourceful content. How is your project making a real impact on student learning at LSE?
  5. Student DemandShowcase the demand for your project through numbers - How many students would benefit and have shown interest in your initiative?
  6. Financial Need | Clubs and Societies only : Assess your finances and society's account balance judiciously. Show us why SUF is the precise financial boost your society or club requires to achieve your objectives. 
  7. Financial Sustainability Clubs and Societies only : Outline how your project plans for financial sustainability if held in the long term. This can include diversifying funding ressources, planning for long-term stability, or other budget management alternatives. 

 Read more about the specifics of each criterion and additional information in our SUF Application Checklist.


Funds coordinator:

The Funds Coordinator can advise on your application, give you feedback about the panel’s decision and follow up from the moment you apply until the finance part.

You can book an appointment with the Funds Coordinator on Student Hub here.

Current working hours of the Funds Coordinator:

  • Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm
  • Fridays from 9am to 1pm

Next SUF panel dates:

  • Tuesday 5 March 2024
  • Tuesday 19 March 2024

Important comments:

  • We kindly ask for your understanding that, owing to a rise in the volume of applications received, we will be processing them in the sequence they were submitted. Your patience in awaiting the decision from the SUF panel, sent via email by the Funds Coordinator, is greatly appreciated.
  • As outlined in our SUF Checklist, we are enhancing our scrutiny regarding the use of AI in SUF applications. We anticipate that students, societies, and clubs will diligently complete our online form without relying on AI to craft their responses. Should any doubts arise, we will thoroughly review the submissions and may reject applications accordingly.


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