Juara Turtle Project - vacation volunteering

Other funds

There are funds available for all students to support non-academic activities. Students may also be awarded scholarships and prizes for outstanding extra-curricular contributions to College life.

Charitable and community projects

  • Up to £250 towards the cost of students' active participation in charitable or community projects. (Projects are normally without remuneration.)
  • Awards can be in addition to other College funding, with an overall cap at no more than 50% of the project cost.
  • To be eligible for funding, a charitable or community project should not form part of any course requirements.
  • Student members, who will have completed their course of study by the end of the Easter term of the current academic year, may still apply.

To Apply

  • Complete the application form giving full details of your project and stating that you wish to apply for funding for a community or charitable project.  

Travel - not directly related to studies

  • Undergraduate students may apply for funds towards travel in the long summer vacation
  • An undergraduate student who will be graduating at the end of Easter term can still apply, but the travel must therefore relate to a future course of study at Fitzwilliam College
  • The maximum available for non-academic travel in both cases is £150
  • Funds are also available for both undergraduate and graduate students for travel that is related to studies.

To Apply

  • Undergraduate students use the online application form.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply for funding towards non-academic travel projects, unless they are charitable or community projects

Sailbridge Special Project Award

The Sailbridge Special Project award was established in 2016 through a donation from Mr Philip Behenna (Modern and Medieval Languages, 1985–1989) to encourage students to undertake projects of educational, environmental, charitable or entrepreneurial value, which will broaden their experience and have a positive impact.


  • Application is open to all student members (both undergraduate and graduate) of the College
  • Except that those in their final year (including those on a one year course) are not eligible
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have applied for complementary funding from other sources
  • Recipients of an award will be required to write a report on the purpose and outcome of their project, which will be forwarded to the donor.by the end of October.

To Apply

Vacation project accommodation allowances

An allowances of £50 per week may be made to Undergraduates taking part in research projects or academic-related internships in or near Cambridge.  The following criteria apply:

  • Projects are during the Long Vacation
  • Projects are not directly related to the undergraduate course work
  • Awards are for a maximum of 10 weeks
  • Awards are subject to the availability of a suitable College room
  • You must be staying in College accommodation during the period of the award
  • You must have the support of both your Tutor and  Director of Studies
  • You are not receiving remuneration of over £250 per week (award will be reduced accordingly)
  • During the Long Vacation following graduation, awards are only available if you are returning for graduate studies at Fitzwilliam College

To Apply

  • Undergraduate students use the application form.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply for a vacation project allowance

Music Lessons

Students may apply to the ED Davies fund or the Dorothy Pounds Fund for a grant to assist with music lessons as follows;

  • students reading Music -  up to £50 per lesson with a maximum of £400 per year.
  • students not reading Music  - up to £20 per lesson with a maximum of £200 per year.

To Apply

Music and Drama Projects

Student may apply to the Milner Walton Music and Drama fund for a grant to support a project for the current academic year. The size of individual awards will vary from year to year, but applicants should bear in mind that the total available to fund all Milner Walton Projects in any single academic year is £2,500

To Apply

  • All students apply using the Fitzwilliam Society Milner Walton application, available *here in .doc format* so you can type in your own answers.  If you have difficulties downloading the .doc version,*download a .pdf version here*
  • Deadlines for application - for projects in same academic year - 23 October, 22 January and 4 May
  • Deadlines for application - for projects in the next academic year - 18 June

 The criteria for evaluating proposals for funding will include the following:

  1. The contribution that the project will make to the cultural life of the College.
  2. The clarity and detail of the project description and its budget.
  3. The likelihood that the project will be completed within the current academic year.
  4. The extent to which Fitzwilliam students are involved in the project.
  5. Evidence that the applicant has explored other sources of funding for the project.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with any one of the Awards Panel (listed below) before submitting proposals for funding. 

Awards Panel: Senior Tutor, President of Fitz Theatre (Drama Society), Director of Music, Music Society President, JCR President, MCR President, President of Clubs & Societies

Sports funding

Sports bursaries are awarded to eligible students.   

Language study

Students may take foreign language courses or enrol in English courses (Academic Development and Training for International Students (ADTIS)) run by the University Language Centre. College funding towards these courses may be available from the Student Opportunities Fund.

Master's Gift Fund

The Master's Gift Fund provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students to support extracurricular activities which are not supported (or cannot be adequately supported) by the JMA or any other College Funds. Applications should be made through the Tutor to the Master, and can be made at any time.

Vietnam School - vacation volunteering project