The Lord Rootes Fund is intended to encourage creativity, innovation and positive impact and is open to all current Warwick students.

Applications for 2022/23 are open – you can apply at any time during the academic year. The next review of applications will be in mid November 2022 (Week 7).

About the Lord Rootes Fund

The Lord Rootes Fund is intended to encourage creativity, innovation and positive impact through support of projects by individual and groups of University of Warwick students, especially projects that:

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

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.

For group projects only those students who will be involved in organising the project and writing the report should be included as applicants.

How much funding is available?

Grants usually range from £100 to £3,000 – you are encouraged to apply only for the minimum level of funding that you need to carry out the project.

More about the Lord Rootes Funding here:

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.