The Keele Key Fund

£110,000 of funding available for students and staff across the University. The Fund is funded by alumni, and in 2018/19 has been enhanced by the strike fund.

The Keele Key Fund was established to bring together the goodwill and generosity of Keele alumni to financially benefit the university and its students. In 2018/19, the Key Fund is also enhanced by funds following the strikes which occurred during the 2017/18 academic year.

The Keele Key Fund invests annually in creative, innovative and extraordinary projects that will have an immediate impact on the campus, enhance the student experience, and have a positive impact on the student community. Projects have included Mental Health First Aid training, sports equipment, ACeD Bursaries and Live Age. 

The Fund is open to all students and academic and professional services staff to bid for. Most successful past applications have been for the value of £500-£2,500, and you can bid for up to a maximum of £10,000 for your innovative project.

There is £80,000 funding available for student projects, and £30,000 for staff projects.

Applications open: Monday 17th September 2018
Applications close: 12pm, Monday 8th October 2018 
To apply, download and read the full guidance document below, and fill in the application form (return it via email or post).

Once the deadline has passed, the timeline is:

Week commencing 15 October: Applications go to panel
Week commencing 22 October: Successful applicants announced

Good luck!

Yes! The team will be available:

  • During Welcome Week: The Advancement team will be at the SU Welcome Fair and Societies Sign Up.
  • Wednesday 26 September: Drop-in advice session, KeeleSU, MARS room, 2-4pm. Speak to staff from the Advancement team about your application and get hints and tips on how to fill out your form.
  • Tuesday 2 October: Drop-in advice session, Sports Centre, 2-4pm. Speak to staff from the Advancement team about your application and get hints and tips on how to fill out your form.
  • Thursday 4 October: Drop-in advice session, The Gallery, Chancellors 12-2pm. Speak to staff from the Advancement team about your application and get hints and tips on how to fill out your form.

If you’re an alumni and would like to support the Keele Key Fund, please visit the alumni pages for more information.