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Westfield Fund and Drapers' Fund

The Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience is an annual scheme, under which £100,000 is made available for projects to enhance the student experience at Queen Mary.  Schools, Institutes, the Queen Mary Students’ Union and Professional Services are invited to make applications to this fund to support projects with the specific aim of enhancing the experience for students.

The Drapers’ Fund for Innovation in Learning and Teaching provides an additional £5,000 for smaller grants for innovation, particularly those with a focus on student engagement.

Launch Event for this year’s funding round (sign up here): 

At this launch we will present the project posters from the funding round of 2017.

The project leaders will be there to explain their posters and strategies to future fund applicants.

There will be snacks and drinks and a nice message from the VP!

Monday 18 March from 13:00 to 15:00 in the SCR, which is located on the first floor of the Queen’s Building.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1 May 2019.

The scheme comprises two funding streams:

  • Large projects, with grants of up to £25,000 funded from the Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience.  The fund for large grants is £80,000.
  • Smaller projects with grants of up to £5,000, funded from the Drapers’ fund for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, together with £20,000 from the Westfield Fund, making a fund for small grants of £25,000.

Applications to the Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience should be made using the Westfield Fund Application Form 2019  Please consult the Westfield Scheme Details 2019 for guidance.

All academic Schools and Institutes may apply to the scheme for funding.  Professional Services may also apply, provided they can demonstrate that the funding will be used directly to enhance the student learning experience.  Queen Mary Students’ Union, and SU societies may also apply for funding from the scheme. SU societies will need to have the support of the SU executive.

If you have any queries please contact



Example application forms from previous successful projects (please note the application form has been updated this year so will differ from these versions):

Example application 1

Example application 2

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