Trinity Trust creates €100,000 fund for student groups

The one-off fund will look to encourage initiatives that “advance learning and education in College”

The Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Trust, has created a Special Fund to finance “innovative” extracurricular activities put on by student societies and clubs.

There is a significant amount of money available for Trinity’s student organisations. The entire Special Fund is valued at €100,000 and each individual award will be up to €5,000.

The Trust noted that extracurricular activities have been impacted heavily by the pandemic restrictions. The one-off fund is designed to counteract the impacts of the current restrictions on student life by encouraging initiatives that “advance learning and education in College”.

These projects will require Trinity’s societies to adapt further to the new way of life. The Trust may prioritise projects in the Hilary Term, further incentivising quick adaptation from Trinity’s societies. 

The TCD Trust is an alumni-run organisation that provides grants for student activities, usually at the start of each term. The announcement of the Special Fund is a departure from the norm, especially as the payouts are limited in their purpose and recipients. The payouts can only go to organised student groups such as societies or sports clubs, rather than individual staff or students. 

 The trust is inviting applications for the fund until December 11.