What is the Foundation?
If you have an idea for a project which will develop your skills and benefit others, the Leeds for Life Foundation could help with a cash grant to make it happen. With joint funding from the Alumni Footsteps Fund and the Santander Group, the Foundation has been set up to help fund projects that reflect the enthusiasm, creativity and initiative of our students. You might want to seek out new challenges, to experience new environments and cultures, and make a positive difference to the lives of other people. The Foundation would especially welcome applications from students initiating new projects.
Leeds for Life Foundation Grant (Deadline midday Wednesday 26 March 2014)
- Design your own Leeds for Life project for you or your group to develop your skills whilst also benefitting others.
- There are two calls for projects each year, at the beginning of term 1 and term 2.
- The deadline for the next round of applications is 26 March 2014.
- For further information about the Leeds for Life Foundation, please email the Leeds for Life team
Cambodia Volunteering (Project Leader November 17th 2013, Project Volunteers November 24th 2013)
The University of Leeds has two amazing opportunities for students to take part in the Leeds for Life international volunteering project in Cambodia. This is the second year of the trip and involves working with a newly built school in rural Cambodia. You will teach English and run activity classes during the week and use your weekends to travel or relax. Volunteers and the Project Leader will receive some basic Khmer language classes and cultural awareness training prior to departure. This is a once in a life-time opportunity for which grants are available.
Pre-Application Information Sessions: Tuesday 5th November and Friday 8th November 5pm in Centenary GalleryView Presentation
Student Project Leader (Deadline: Sunday 17th November, Midnight)
You have the opportunity to be a paid project leader supporting nine volunteers for the two month trip. This is a significant undertaking and we are looking for an exceptional candidate with experience of volunteering, project management and international travel. In this role you will support the University staff team to train and prepare the volunteers for the project. You will also be paid £1,600 for the duration of the trip and your flight costs will be covered. This is a competitive application and will be subject to an interview. If successful you will lead this amazing project into its second year. If you also wish to be considered as a volunteer you will need to complete both application forms. Applying for both roles will in no way influence the decision made about the Project Leader as the Project Leader will be assessed before the volunteer applications. If you would like to discuss your application please contact Greg Miller on email@example.com or phone 0113 3431058.apply now Support Information
Project Volunteers (Deadline Sunday 24th November, Midnight)
Successful applicants will receive a £500 grant towards the cost of the trip. You will bring enthusiasm and skills to the project but no previous experience is necessary. The volunteering will involve teaching English to Cambodian children and running arts, crafts and sporting activities. You will cook local food, live in basic conditions and have opportunities to travel and experience the wonderful culture of Cambodia. You will be supported by a Project Leader and staff at the University and will receive training, guidance and support in preparation for the trip. You will be expected to raise funds for the school through your own activities and challenges and join the other volunteers in a number of preparatory activities. If shortlisted you will be interviewed and attend a selection event. If you would like to discuss your application please contact Greg Miller on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 3431058
Please complete the appropriate application form(s) utilising the guidance notes and submit to email@example.com now Support Information
Adventurous Travel (Deadline midday Friday 18 April 2014)
This opportunity allows you to apply to undertake more adventurous or expeditionary travel. If you have an idea or a plan to visit a more remote part of the world or to push your own boundaries this new strand could enable you to fulfil your ambitions.
Following initial application and interview you will be fully trained in the University’s risk assessment process before attending a meeting with other successful candidates for your plans to be signed off. The deadline for applications is 18 April 2014apply now Support Information
Travel Writing (Deadline Friday 31st January 2014, midday)
The Ede & Ravenscroft Prize, of £1,000, was instituted in 1990 by Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd, Robe Makers, in order to mark the occasion of their tercentenary. The prize is awarded for a report of student travel during the long vacation.
There are no application forms. Entries should be emailed to the Leeds for Life Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org in the Student Opportunity and Enhancement office no later than 31st January 2014.
All registered students at the end of the first or second year of a first degree programme (at the time of travel) are eligible to compete for the prize by submitting a report, not exceeding 5,000 words, on a project or journey undertaken during their summer vacation. Please note that intercalating students from the School of Medicine do not meet the eligibility criteria for this prize.Each entry must include:
- The travel report, not exceeding 5,000 words
- A covering letter clearly stating that it is an original composition intended as an entry for the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize.
- Your name, student ID number, programme and year of study
- Your current address, together with an email address for correspondence.
The reports will be judged on their readability (that ability to engage the reader) and, if appropriate, on the use made of such visual materials as photographs, maps and graphs. Incorrect spelling and grammar will be viewed unfavourably.
In the event of there being two or more entries of equal merit, the prize will be divided. In years when no report of a sufficiently high standard is received, no award will be made. Prize-winning reports will be published on the Leeds for Life web site.