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The Inspiring Futures Programme is an exciting fundraising programme, launched by former Chancellor Gabby Logan in 2016, during Leeds Trinity's University's 50th anniversary year.

The programme financially supports students who want to study abroad or compete in elite-level sport alongside their studies, and recent graduates who want to develop their own business.

There are three strands of funding:

  • Study Abroad Fund – to complete a semester abroad, outside of Europe
  • Sporting Excellence Fund – to compete at a national or international level of sport
  • Enterprise Fund – to develop an existing business or freelancing career

We’ve awarded more than £30,000 to our students and graduates to help them achieve their goals.

Are you eligible for Inspiring Futures funding?

The funds

 

The Inspiring Futures Enterprise Fund financially supports graduates who want to develop an existing business or freelancing career.

Individuals can apply for a one-off payment of up to £500, and further support including mentoring, PR support and access to office space is also offered through this Fund.

Criteria and application information

The Enterprise Fund is managed by Greg Barnes, Head of Business and Law at Leeds Trinity.

There are strict criteria, guidelines and terms for funding which should be read carefully before applying.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to Greg by email: g.barnes@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

There are several deadlines per year for the Enterprise Fund). Greg will advise you of these deadlines on enquiry or submission.

Download the criteria and application form

Enterprise Fund Criteria and Application Form

 

The Inspiring Futures Sporting Excellence Fund financially supports students to compete at a national or international level of sport.

Individuals can apply for a one-off payment of up to £500 to be used for competition entry fees, transport, travel or equipment.

Criteria and application information

The Enterprise Fund is managed by Sarah Todd, Sports Development Manager at Leeds Trinity. There are strict criteria, guidelines and terms for funding which should be read carefully before applying.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to Sarah by email: s.todd@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or contact Sarah for further information on 0113 283 7100 ext. 357.

There is no deadline for the Sporting Excellence Fund, applications can be submitted all year round.

Download the application form and criteria

Inspiring Futures Sporting Excellence Fund application form (80.8KB)

The Inspiring Futures Study Abroad Fund financially supports students to complete a semester abroad at one of Leeds Trinity's exchange partners outside of Europe.

Individuals can apply for a one-off payment of up to £1,500 to be used for airfare, accommodation, visas, insurance, or any other costs associated with studying abroad.

Criteria and application details

The Study Abroad Fund is managed by Maia Sule, International Placements and Study Abroad Officer at Leeds Trinity.

There are strict criteria, guidelines and terms for funding which should be read carefully before applying.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to Maia by email: m.sule@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or contact Maia for further information on 0113 283 7100 ext. 959.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year, but awards will be made only once your application for study abroad has been approved. Study Abroad application deadlines are 31 January and 30 September.

Download the application form and criteria

Inspiring Futures Study Abroad Fund application form (86.5KB)

 

Events and donations

All financial support offered through the Inspiring Futures Programme is fundraised through University events and donations.

So far, we’ve raised more than £35,000 for our students and graduates.

Activities include:

  • Trinity Talks
  • alumni reunions
  • Christmas raffles
  • cake sales

We have also received several personal donations, for which we are extremely thankful.

Make a donation

If you would like to donate to the Inspiring Futures Programme, you can do so on our online store: