Conference Access Fund

We want Young Liberals conferences to be accessible for all our members - but we know conferences can be pricey.


The Young Liberals Conference Access Fund allows disadvantaged Young Liberals to submit requests for financial support so that they can more easily attend conference.

If you have never been to conference before, or already know how fun it is but have run into financial trouble, then don't worry - the Conference Access fund is here to help! 


The access fund for the next YL Conference has not yet opened.


The access fund for the next Lib Dem Conference has not yet opened.


Q: Is there a deadline to apply by?

A: Yes - applications will close two weeks before the first day of the respective conference.

Q: How will you decide which requests to grant?

A: Generally, the access fund isn't oversubscribed so most bids are approved. Bids will be rejected if they're unclear on what they're actually spending money on (e.g. travel, accommodation, etc.).

Q: What if you don't like my bid or it's unclear?

A: If there are any issues the Finance Officer will get in touch rather than just ignore you. If you have any questions about refining your plan feel free get in touch with the Finance Officer.

Q: How soon can we get the money?

A: Unfortunately we will have to receive receipts first, as well as the bank details of the individual applicant. We don't have to see original receipts; emailed copies will do just fine. We'll get your payment to you as soon as possible once we have all this information.

Q: What if the fund is oversubscribed?

A: If the fund is oversubscribed, the amount received by each approved applicant will decrease proportionally as a fraction of the total sum applied for. This way, no one will be relatively more disadvantaged by anyone else. Sadly, we can't simply run this on a first-come-first-served basis, as that would exclude others who either find out about the fund later, or who only find out they need the fund later.

Q: I still have questions!

A: Feel free to get in touch with the Finance Officer if there are still any questions left unanswered by this FAQ!






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