Got a fresh idea?

Does your club or society need help with funding? Got a great idea for a project?
Are you a student presenting your research at a conference?

Then the Alumni Foundation would love to hear from you.

University is about so much more than just studying and the Alumni Foundation supports the extra-curricular activities that make Bristol such an exciting and vibrant place to be. Sports clubs, cultural societies, theatre productions, new magazines, all of these and more have been funded in the past.

Mission Statement

The University of Bristol Alumni Foundation is dedicated “ to support the University of Bristol as a place of excellence in teaching and research, and to enhance the quality of University life by providing support for selective areas of the University's Activity”.


The Alumni Foundation was set up in 1982 by a group of staff and alumni who were concerned about the lack of funds available to help members of the University do many of the things that enhance the experience of being at Bristol. The Alumni Foundation was established through donations and legacies, and today many alumni continue to give regularly because they want to ensure that current students have as rich and rewarding an experience at Bristol as they did.

Invitation to you to apply

The Alumni Foundation Committee invites applications for grants from any department or individual member of the University, students and staff. Unfortunately, the Foundation does not have the means to assist students once they have graduated from the University. The Alumni Foundation Committee is made up of representatives from the academic staff, from Convocation (the formal name for the body of alumni), and from the Students' Union. It meets once each term to consider the grant applications received.

Information for applicants

Information for donors