NUIG Students’ Union opens invite applications to annual charity fund

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NUI Galway Students’ Union has opened the application process for charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for its annual fundraising campaign for 2021/22.

Last year students took part in a series of monthly challenges including Kilometre Challenges, Random Act of Kindness Challenges and the Hair Raiser Challenge, raising €13,000 for Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

Students’ Union President Róisín Nic Lochlainn said that despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities.

“This year we hope to raise even more money for good causes with our Charity Challenge. Each month NUI Galway students will take on a different challenge that will be adaptable to the challenges of living with COVID-19,” she said.

“These challenges will encourage our students to get involved in helping their community whilst also setting goals for themselves each month.”

Application forms for the 2020/21 fund are available from the Students’ Union website and the closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 27 August 2021.

Any canvassing will automatically disqualify charities from this process.