The Keele Key Fund

The Keele Key Fund provides opportunities, funded by alumni and other friends of the University, that support, maintain and enhance the Keele experience, both now and in the future.

The Keele Key Fund was established to bring together the goodwill and generosity of Keele alumni to financially benefit the university and its students. The Keele Key Fund invests annually in creative, innovative and extraordinary projects that will have an immediate impact on the campus and enhance the student experiences and have a positive impact on the student community.

Congratulations to the successful projects funded through the Keele Key Fund thanks to generous donations from our supporters. Successful projects funded in 2018 include:

  • Keele Food Coop - Zero Waste Shop
  • AcED Bursary
  • Keele Mountaineering Club Equipment
  • Sexual Violence Awareness Week
  • Instruments for Flute Choir
  • Portable sound equipment for Drama Society
  • Keele Nightline Equipment
  • Beginner Running Group 'Leadership in Running Fitness' Training
  • KUBE Studio Renovation
  • Men's Football Club Kit and Equipment
  • Authentic Siege Demo Equipment for Keele Re-enactment Society
  • Global Health Challenges Conference: Neglected Individuals
  • Trampolining Club equipment
  • Boogie Bounce
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Early Resolution for Students Reporting Sexual Violence on Campus
  • Campus Heritage Trail
  • English Language for Asylum Seekers
  • Reflecting Experiences of Ethnic Minorities in Higher Education

Applications for the Keele Key Fund are set to open again in January 2019.

The January/February 2019 Keele Key Fund disbursement will be open to students to bid for a share of the fund to support innovative projects that have a positive impact on the campus, teaching and the student community.

Candidates wishing to apply must have completed the online application form and provided proof of the approval from the person in charge of their budget, and the Director of Estates if the project will impact the University's estate.

The Advancement team will be running workshops throughout the application process for students to get hints and tips and guidance on their applications.

As a general guide most previous successful applications have been in the range of £500-£2,500. However, other amounts will be considered for an exceptional projects.

Applications to support a larger project were considered provided that it was clear which aspects of the project the Keele Key Fund will contribute to and that the impact of not receiving funding is clearly explained.

Applications were considered by a panel comprising the following representatives:

  • Chair (member of University’s senior leadership, Council or College of Fellows)
  • Academic representative
  • Advancement Team representative
  • Keele alumni representation (donor)
  • SU representative
  • KPA representative
  • AU representative
  • Monday 21st January - Applications Open
  • Thursday 24th January - Drop-in advice Session, Keele SU, 2-3pm
  • Tuesday 29th January - Drop-in advice Session, Keele SU, 4-5pm
  • Wednesday 6th February, 5pm - Applications Close
  • Week Commencing Monday 11th February - Applications go to panel
  • Week Commencing Monday 18th February - Successful applicants announced

Keele Key Fund - Application Form (February 2019)

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Keele Key Fund - Guidance for Applicants (February 2019)

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