OSA FoundationFind out more about what the Foundation offers below
What is the OSA Foundation?
We know that OSA alumni go on to change the world, in a whole variety of ways.
As part of our on-going commitment to helping our students be incredible citizens of the world, we want to do something to help them, by offering them a chance for ongoing advice, publicity, and funding for things they go on to do.
Vote Below!See what our alumni's projects are, and why they think you should support them.
Voting for this round of Foundation funding ended at midnight on Sunday 26th November 2017. Thank you very much for all your support, and check back soon for updates!
Apply Below!If you are one of our OSA alumni, read on to find out how to apply for support from our Foundation.
How does it work?
We have set aside a maximum of £10,000 in 2017 to go towards our goal of making the world a better place.
Of this money £2,000 will go to charities, and the potential remaining £8,000 will be used to fund projects suggested by our alumni who are involved with them in some way. While we are likely to give larger sums to help fund a project set up by an OSA student, we are also more than happy to consider causes to which our alumni have no official ties, but which they are dedicated to supporting. In this case we would ask that you are able to show evidence of this e.g. previous fundraising done for a charity, or voluntary work undertaken.
You can apply for funding by filling in the form below, and all successfully shortlisted applications will then be voted on by our alumni and wider community. The more votes your project gets, the more money we can offer you!
(Please be aware that while we will try to consider any reasonable cause, OSA has the final decision on whether or not causes will be considered for support.)
Where does the money come from?
As we grow as an organisation through alumni referrals and a widening network of word-of-mouth advertising, we have the ability to add more money to our Foundation. Therefore, for every student who comes to OSA 2017 having been referred by one of our previous students we will add another £100 to the total available, to a maximum of £10,000. The more we grow, the more we can help you!
Does you project make a genuine difference to the world?
Will our community be inspired to support it?
Are you passionate about it?
If yes, you are eligible to apply for support!
– Applications close October 8th
– Voting October 9th – November 26th
– Decisions week beginning December 4th
– Applications from October 9th – February 4th
– Voting February 5th- March 18th
– Decisions week beginning March 26th
– Applications from February 5th – April 29th
– Voting April 30th- June 3rd
– Decisions week beginning June 11th
Applications for this round of funding are currently open.
To request help, please fill in this form, telling us a little bit about why you think your cause is important, and we’ll be in touch. We love to hear about what our alumni have gone on to be involved in, and the causes which are important to you, so don’t hesitate to apply!