Up to £3000 student funding to turn your ideas into a reality…

The Lord Rootes Fund is intended to encourage creativity, innovation and positive impact. Open to all current Warwick students to fund a project (to be undertaken in the summer vacation.) Deadline 31st March 2021. 

Who can apply?

Full or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate Warwick students/groups of students on courses of at least one year’s duration, including students about to leave the University, provided the project is limited to the period of the long vacation. See Fund Regulations

Want to learn more?

Join us on Wednesday 10th March at 1 pm to find out more about the Lord Rootes Fund. We’ll be hosting a short webinar to help answer any questions you may have, and you can hear from Warwick students who’ve recently benefited from funding to help kick-start their innovative projects.


Does your idea or project:

Demonstrate innovative and creative thinking?
Encourage personal development and challenge in pursuit of an idea or objective?
Create new enterprises, cultural initiatives and/or positive social impact?

Then apply today! Further information about the fund, the application process and eligibility for awards can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/lordrootes

Who was Lord Rootes?

Lord Rootes was a noted Coventry motor manufacturer and the innovative Chairman of the Promotion Committee which founded the University of Warwick. Lord Rootes’ untimely death in 1964 prevented him being installed as the University’s first Chancellor. To commemorate Lord Rootes’ commitment to innovation and enterprise and to the University of Warwick, distributors of Rootes Group products generously contributed to a fund to encourage student enterprise and effort, supporting imaginative projects by groups and individual students.