Society Finance


Society Finance

Here you can find all the information you need for looking after your society's finances.


You should contact your relevant Coordinator before making any payments as:

  • Coordinators may be able to make payments for you directly out of your societies account (Membership/ Grant) so that you're never out of pocket. Use us to your benefit, thats what we are here for!
  • Coordinators will work with you on activities to ensure that your income and expenditure within your accounts remains healthy.
  • Coordinators can help you work out the best way to pay, maybe you can use your Grant and you didn't know you could.

Apply for Grants Funding

Society Expenses


Extra funding available:

University Arts Council: The University Arts Council exists to enrich the cultural life of students, staff and the wider University community by providing financial support for, and encouraging involvement in, a wide variety of creative arts activities. Music, photography, drama, visual arts, literature, crafts, film, digital technologies, displays, workshops, performances, exhibits. and more. In fact, almost anything that involves creative arts! Click here for more info.

The Green Fund: The ARU Green Society Fund is a source of extra funding for your club or society provided by the ARU Environment Team. To apply for funding you will need to complete a set number of green criteria aimed to encourage smart and responsible behaviours that embeds sustainability into the actions of your club or society. Criteria range from small things, such as promoting voting in elections to something big, such as holding a green event. The more actions you complete, the larger the grant you can apply for! They offer £50, £100 and £250 grants. Find out more here.

Course Leader Fund: The fund is designed to enable and encourage additional, optional activities to add value to the student experience. The Course Leader can bid for up to £500 per course, or £750 if the activity is designed to increase student retention. This fund is used by your Course Leader, but societies are encouraged to speak to their course leaders to discuss how the society and course can collaborate on an event. The more creative the better!

Email us to find out more about the Course Leader Fund. 


Inclusion Fund:  We believe that all students have a different experience, and we want to ensure you get the best experience you possibly can in your unique position as a student at Anglia Ruskin. This is why we have created the Inclusion Fund.

The fund's aim is to remove barriers to participation and engagement with Students’ Union activities for any students who may incur extra costs in order to take part. This may include but is not limited to, for example, students with caring responsibilities who need to employ a registered carer to cover their responsibilities or students who require a facilitator or support worker to enable them to attend our events and activities.

For more information about accessing the fund and how to apply, click on the button below:

Click here to apply for the Inclusion Fund





Can't find what your looking for? Email us, drop in and visit us in person or take a look though our very important forms!




Where to find us:

Come in to the Students' Union to meet with a member of the Student Activities team to find a society for you, to chat about your society or to start your own.

General Enquiries:

Abi Dickinson
Student Activities Manager 

Abi Dolan
Societies and Activities Coordinator (Cambridgeshire)

Meg De Pasquale-Crighton 
Course Based Societies Coordinator (Cambridgeshire)

Gareth Thomson
Societies and Activities Coordinator (Chelmsford)