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About the programme

The funding will be used to develop and implement approaches to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and violence in universities and further education colleges.

Projects were selected across a range of themes and criteria, based on their ability to:

  • develop the ‘bystander’ initiative, which trains staff and students in preventing or reducing violence against women and hate crimes, particularly among students
  • develop projects, systems improvements, training packages and partnership working models to drive real change in this area
  • deliver key activities and partnerships with students’ unions
  • develop excellent transferable good practice for the benefit of students and institutions across higher education.

Read the UUK 'Changing the Culture' report 

Read ‘Catalyst Fund: Tackling hate crime and online harassment on campus’ (HEFCE Circular letter 20/2017).

Funded institutions

64 institutions across England have been successful in receiving up to £50,000 of HEFCE Catalyst Funding each for a range of projects, which will be monitored over the next 12 months.

The institutions receiving funding are:

  • Blackburn College
  • Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Brunel University London
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Bury College
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cleveland College of Art and Design
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Havering College of Further and Higher Education
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds City College
  • Lincoln College
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Roehampton University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • St George's, University of London
  • Teesside University
  • Bournemouth and Poole College
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Open University
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Chichester
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Westminster
  • University College London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chester
  • University of Derby
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Keele
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Worcester
  • University of York
  • Walsall College
  • West Nottinghamshire College
  • Wirral Metropolitan College
  • York St John University.