The Sports and Wellbeing Fund was established in 2019 through the generous support of an alumni member.

Its purpose is:

  • To support the activities of Somerville students across a wide variety of sports
  • To promote physical activity
  • To develop and support the wellbeing of the college community.

Students can apply for funding to support their membership and participation in University wide sports and teams.

Applications have now closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. This webpage will be updated in late September with more information about awards in 2021-2022, including the application process and deadlines.

2020-2021 eligibility

Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this funding. Please note that the following students are not eligible:

  • Students who are on suspension
  • Visiting students
  • Associate students
  • Students who are on report or probation

2020-2021 award levels

Up to £500. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received previous awards.

2020-2021 application process

Please note that applications have now closed.

Students should complete the application form and email it to the with evidence of any estimated or actual costs. Undergraduates should note that their Personal Tutor might be asked to comment on the application.


Decisions are made by the Somerville College Travel and Special Project Grants Committee.


Successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief report outlining how they put the money to use.


If you have any queries, please email the .