Funding your volunteering 

In some cases The University of Manchester may be able to help you fund your volunteer initiative. If you have a clear idea of a volunteering initiative that will benefit the wider community but need financial resources to help you, you may be able to get some support. 

To find out more please see below. 

The Global Impact Awards

The Global Impact Awards offer £250 to help current students bring practical or social benefits to the wider community by volunteering in the UK or overseas.

Find out more about the Global Impact Awards


The University has a crowdfunding platform that you can request to use. You can pitch an idea and if people like what they see, they can back it with a ‘pledge’ to donate. The donations will only be secured if the target is reached

Everyone that donates receives something in return, e.g. an online photo album or special blog video from the trip.

Find out more about the University's Crowdfunding platform