Society Funding

FXU has a limited budget to support all clubs and societies and to organise activities and trips during the academic year. FXU allocates its resources to represent and further the interests of its students and the funding criteria has been developed to offer support to all clubs and societies in a fair and open way. FXU funding is for activities and events which meet the aims and objectives of the club/soc and is at the discretion of FXU.

Societies must complete an annual budget, which shows income and itemises the running costs of the society. All budget proposals are considered together by FXU over the summer period. Budget forms can be downloaded here. The proposals should be as accurate as possible. The budgeting process is very important and society membership fees should reflect good value for money for members, based on the costs associated with the running of the society.

The FXU Activities Team are available to help with the budgeting process. Societies will be informed of their allocation at the start of the academic year. This should allow committees to organise themselves appropriately; amend plans for expenditure (if necessary) and/or look for sponsorship to cover any shortfall, allowing annual membership and event fees to be set accordingly.

Although funding is ring-fenced for societies based on submitted budget proposals, funds are only awarded as and when they are needed (for example a society plans to organise a guest speaker, but the event does not happen- therefore the society does not recieve the funding). This is to ensure that FXU funds are allocated where they are most needed.

Tailored Society Support

The number and diversity of FXU Societies has and continues to grown, from just one society in 2004, to 74+ highly active societies in 2017 with more being proposed all the time. FXU therefore continually reviews the way in which the annual ring-fence award is awarded to ensure diverse society activities are being supported appropriately. Societies are grouped in categories depending on the type of society:

Table 1 outlines the categories and the societies which fall within in.

Table 2 summarises the funding available for each category.

New proposed societies will be categorised following approval at the Sports and Societies Committee and the Sports and Societies Forum.

Table 1

Category

Description

Societies meeting criteria

Course

Related

A society that provides a platform for activities that compliment Falmouth University and Exeter University Penryn courses.

Architecture, Business, CSMEG, CSMSA, Divest Penryn, EcoSoc, Events Society, Fashion, Film Soc, Geog Soc, Geology for Global Devlpt, Herpetology, History, Maths, Model United Nations, Nature Watch, Politics, Renewable Energy Society, Truro MedSoc, Tremough English Society, Truro Paediatric, Video Gaming Society, Wild Doc Soc, Women in Mining.

Charitable Groups or Student led projects

A society/group with the primary aim of fundraising, campaigning and/or raising awareness for a charity, community project or cause. Or a student led project with an emphasis on volunteering.

Amnesty International, B.E.E. Project, British Red Cross, Engineers Without Borders, Falmouth & Penryn Memory Café, Flick, Generation Wild, Launch Pad, Love Oceans, Mary’s Meals, NEETs Project, RAD, Save the Pangolin & Friends, The Beach Clean Project, Wave Project, Woodlane Nursery.

Faith

A society with the primary aim of providing a space for students with a shared interest in faith to meet.

Falmouth Christian Union & Islamic Society

Hobbies and Specialist

Interest

A society with the primary aim of providing a social space for students to meet like-minded people.

BeeSoc, Book Club, Chess, Debating, Enactus, Fetish, First Aid,  Green Living, Harry Potter, High Tea, Horror, Law, Mediation, Motorcycling, Pokémon, Poker, Sci-Fi, Stitching, Table Top Gaming,  The Force Academy, Tolkien Soc, Veg & Vegan.

Music and Performing Arts

A society which focuses on providing performance and

musical opportunities.

FECCLES, Follies, Jazz Harbour, Orchestra, Song Writers, The Chorus, Viva Voce.

Political

A society with the primary aim of campaigning on behalf of a political party.

Conservative, Labour

 

Representative & Liberation

A society which provides an opportunity for like-minded people to get together providing a network for support, celebration or awareness raising or a society which aim to promote the liberation of minority communities within the student population and beyond.

African Caribbean Society, Don’t Disability, Feminist, FXpectrum, Hispanic, International, Libertarian, Pride (LGBTQ+), Student Plus (Formerly Mature Student Soc).

 

Student Media

A society with the primary aim of producing media for fellow students.

Falmouth Anchor,  Her Campus, Life Magazine, Penryn Press.

 

Table 2

Funding

Course Related

 

Charitable Groups & Voluntary Projects

 

Faith

 

Hobbies & Specialist Interest

 

Music & Performing Arts

 

Political

Representative & Liberation

 

Student Media

 

Staff Support offered by

Rosie

Volunteering & RAD Manager

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Student membership fee

Applicable

 

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

 

Affiliation to governing organisation

50%

 

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Competition entry

40%

 

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

 

Essential equipment

50%

 

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Tuition/coaching/music conductors

50%

 

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Society specific training/workshops/conferences

(Must meet soc’s aims and objective)

50%

 

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Guest speakers

(Must meet soc’s aims and objective)

50%

 

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Transport – (UK only)

(Non-social and must meet soc’s aims and objective)

50%

 

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Reprographics

£40.00

 

£40.00

£40.00

£40.00

£40.00

£40.00

£40.00

Performance marketing material

 

 

 

 

50%

 

 

 

Block award

 

 

£150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loan facility - negotiated on a case by case basis

 

Applicable

 

 

Applicable

 

 

Applicable

Publication subsidy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50% contribution towards 3 publications

 

For any questions related to budgeting and funding, please contact the FXU Societies Administrator rosie.lea@fxu.org.uk

Crowd Funder: Another option for funding is crowdfunding through FXU’s crowdfunding platform. In the past, societies and clubs have raised funds for  putting on a musical and getting equipment for a sports team. Alternatively, crowdfunding can be used for funding club/soc kit and gear, funding events and any student led project affiliated with an FXU society or club. For more information, feel free to contact Amy Cox via ac702@exeter.ac.uk for more details.

 

Instagram