Frequently Asked Questions: 

Who can apply for funding?

How do I apply for funding? 

When will I hear back? 

What type of events do you fund? 

When should I submit my application?

Who can attend my event?

Can you help promote my event? 

Can I apply for money for a workshop/conference/Exhibition?

Can I apply for funding for a cross-departmental event? 

What if I want an external speaker/professional/artist/writer to come in and deliver a talk or workshop?

Can the fund buy equipment for my event? 

Can I apply for tickets to a theatre show or external exhibition? 

Can I apply for travel costs to an external event? 

 

All current Goldsmiths students can apply to the fund. We also welcome applications from staff, especially where this is a collaboration with students. 

 

If you have an idea for an event within your department, have a look through these FAQs and our eligbility criteria then you need to fill out this form to submit an application to us. 

 

We aim to respond to new applications within 7 working days and we process applications every Monday, so you should hear back from us within around a week. 

 

 We are very open to new ideas! Our criteria (link) states that any event we fund must be aimed at building or maintaining an academic community within your department. If you need any support with ideas or developing an event please indicate this on your application form, we are more than happy to help. You can also find inspiration from events we have previously run here.

 

We would suggest that you apply for funding at least 2 weeks in advance of your proposed event in most cases, for events that require significant resources it may take longer than 2 weeks to organise so we would suggest applying as far in advance as possible. 

 

Events should be primarily targetted towards other students on your program or in your department, however if other Goldsmiths students also wish to attend that that is no problem!

 

 Yes, we can help with promotion however our resources for this are limited. We are able to create posters (with sufficient advance notice) and an event page on the SU website. In our experience word of mouth and promotional emails from departments have been the most succesful forms of promotion for academic community events!

 

We are able to fund on campus workshops and skillshares, however we cannot fund student exhibitions, student led conferences or conference tickets.

 

We are able to consider cross departmental events in cases where there is a clear academic focus of the collaboration such as students from two departments coming together for a workshop on a topic which is of relevance to both disciplines. These applications are considered on a case by case basis. 

 

We welcome applications for funding to pay external speaker fees up £200 , there is a university wide external speaker policy that we must adhere to so agreement of any speakers would be subject to this. Speakers need to send us an invoice and they are usually paid within 2 weeks. 

 

We can consider funding equipment, in these cases we require that a named member of staff from your department can confirm that the department will be responsible for the use and storage of the equipment. 

 

 Yes! So long as the show or exhibition will help you to build an academic community and meets our elidgibility criteria.

 

Unfortunately the fund cannot cover travel costs either within or outside of London.

 

We hope that these FAQs cover any questions you may have, if you would like any further information please email us.