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Campaigns Fund

How am I able to start my own Campaign?

If you have a great passion to start a campaign, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have - please keep reading, however, as we might have your question answered below.  We also understand that finance can be a barrier to putting your idea into action, and we wholeheartedly believe that this is not fair.

That’s why we have funding set aside for student campaigns that are not supported by a Society, Sports Club or Go Volunteer project. All you need to do is apply for the Campaigns Fund and, if your proposal is successful, NUSU will allocate you a maximum of £300 to get your campaign up and running while also providing you with lots of help and support.

To apply, you just need to complete the Campaigns Fund application form. Your application will be considered the following questions:

  1. Is there a clear aim and set of objectives?
  2. Is there sufficient evidence for the need to run the campaign?
  3. Are the campaign’s activities safe and legal?
  4. Are there clear budget requirements?

Once you have submitted your application it will be considered at the next meeting of the Campaigns Committee. We will aim to get back in touch with you within two weeks of your submission to inform you as to whether your application has been successful. If your application is successful, you will be invited to NUSU for an initial campaign meeting. 

Apply for the Fund

In addition to funding, we also offer a wide range of support to help you get the most out of your campaign ideas including. For help help with any of the following, please contaxt Kay, our Campaigns and Democracy Co-ordinator by phoning on 0191 2393909 or by emailing here

  1. Effective campaigning guidance (check out: Campaigns Toolkit)
  2. Support with the creation of your marketing or promotional materials
  3. NUSU Staff and Officer contacts

End Hunger UK

Led by two PHD students, this Campaign supported the national campaign that aimed to ensure everyone that no one needs to go to bed hungry.

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I Need Your Knickers #ThisIsNotConsent

Run by 'It Happens Here' society members, students donated underwear from all genders to be put on display during sexual abuse and sexual violence week. 

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Free Periods

A grassroots campaign that mandated the Union to provide free menstual care to all and remove the tax on menstrual products sold. This has led to further successes.

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Go Green

A week dedicated to sustainability in all its possible forms with the hope of raising awareness and encouraging students to be more sustainable on campus.
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