What we do
The Keble Association’s mission is to enhance the Oxford experience for all students of the College, irrespective of their financial means.
Grants to Students
The principal way we do this is by awarding around 100 grants each year to individual students and by supporting their engagement with the arts. In recent years our annual contribution to student life has been between £40k and £50k. We take care to ensure that all students are made aware of the grants and that they reach a wide spectrum of students and activities. We take a student’s financial circumstances into account in deciding how much to give.
Our grant programme is designed in consultation with the College to meet needs that otherwise would not be met. Because of the way we are funded and governed as a separate charity we have the flexibility to innovate and adapt our priorities to changing needs. Examples of these are our support for students undertaking unpaid internships, which are increasingly important in moving from education into work, and our support for students performing in the Edinburg Fringe.
The grants programme has four elements:
- Study costs such as conference attendance or field research
- Travel costs for humanitarian and environmental benefit
- Help with gaining work-related experience
- Supporting the Arts
For more detail about our grants programme see “applying for grants”. Examples of successful awards are here.
A summary of our grant activity is included in the College Review and a full account of all grants is included in the College Record, both produced in the Michaelmas term.