Donations from alumni and Friends of Lincoln College form the basis of number of funds to which Lincoln students can apply.
A condition of receiving a grant from any of the funds is that, should you be successful, you must be willing for the amount of money you receive to be publicised by the Development Office. You may also be asked to write an article for the annual magazine, Imprint.
Details of the funds are below, please read carefully before applying.
Old Members’ Annual Fund
As you may know, the Development Office aims to raise funds for the College in a variety of ways and mostly from alumni. The general-purpose funds contributed by alumni are called the Annual Fund. The Governing Body sets aside a sum called the Old Members’ Annual Fund which is available for allocation to group projects which will enhance the life of students at the College.
A group of Old Members, College Officers and JCR and MCR representatives meet each Hilary Term to consider applications to the Old Members' Fund. Previous successful applications have included: refurbishment of common rooms; subsidising JCR/MCR yoga; providing JCR first aid lessons; buying hockey kit; subsidising a MCR exchange dinner; supporting the choir tour; and purchasing Film Society equipment.
Please submit applications (for grants of up to £2,000 ) to the Fund via the application form, stating “Old Members’ Annual Fund” in the subject line on the form (and “Annual Fund” in the dropdown), no later than 1st February.
Old Members’ Exhibition Trust ("OMET") Grants
The OMET is an alumni-endowed fund which pays for Old Members' Scholarships and Exhibitions as well as a number of grants for individual or small group (fewer than 20 people) projects of up to £500 each. Proposals for funding should have some Collegiate or University link and must be seen to improve College life or its reputation in some way. Previous successful applications have included: small College society projects; individual trialling, training, kits costs and touring for university sports teams; moot costs; and microfinance projects.
Please submit applications to the Fund via the application form, stating “Old Members’ Exhibition Trust” in the subject line on the form (and “Old Members’ Fund” in the dropdown), no later than 1st February.
Senior Tutor's Fund
This fund is maintained by the Annual Fund and provides grants for proposals linked to academic purposes, directly relating to the individual's exam school (e.g. money for going on archaeological dig). It is primarily for undergraduates. Applications are accepted year round - please contact Jemma Underdown to apply.
In this case, or if you have any further questions about any of the funds, please contact the Development Office