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Funding from the Convocation Trust

The Trust was constituted in 1953 with funds provided from members of Convocation and continues to be supported by generous donations from alumni and philanthropists.

The Convocation Trust at a glance

The object of the Trust is to apply the Trust’s money “for educational and other charitable purposes beneficial to the members and community” of the University and its federation members.

The Trustees have made it their mission to allocate the Trust’s funds in support of projects which will promote the purposes of the University and provide demonstrable and substantial benefits to the University community as a whole, or to members of that community.

To that end the Trustees meet twice yearly to consider bids for funding from across the University, and those which are adjudged as best meeting these criteria are awarded financial support grants.

Examples of the kinds of projects that make bids to the Trust are illustrated below.

The Trustees