What is the Make It Happen Fund?

The purpose of the Make It Happen Fund is to give our most recent graduates access to a competitive pot of seed funding to support their career goals and ambitions. The fund aims to create access to a source of funding that will support our graduates’ early stage career development, in a range of areas such as: training, networking, testing ideas, starting up companies, staging pop-up events or digital performances, and forming new collaborations.

For an idea of what projects can be supported, you can read about the 2020-2021 Awardees here and the 2019-2020 Awardees here.

Who is eligible for funding?

To be eligible to apply to the Make It Happen Fund, you must be a graduate of the RCS within the past three years. Eligible graduates include undergraduate, taught postgraduates, PhD and DPerf students.

Applicants must reside in the United Kingdom and be able to provide the RCS with proof of home address (example: utility bill or council tax bill).

Individuals can only be awarded funds once through this initiative. Please note that the Make It Happen Lockdown Fund (July 2020) was a one-off funding scheme for 2020 graduates only. Recipients of the Lockdown Fund are eligible to apply again for the Make It Happen Fund.

*Please note that all awardees are responsible for their own tax .

Applications are now closed. 

Queries can be directed to Stephanie Edwards at keadmin@rcs.ac.uk.