Got an Idea for a Multicultural Event?

Do you or your society want to run a multicultural event that will foster community building in the University?

The WorldFest Bitesize Fund is now open for applications for student-led events!

If you have an idea for a cultural event, or want to develop your leadership and planning skills, why not turn your event into a reality?

Co-funded by Global and Lifelong Learning and Student Services, the Fund offers University of Kent students the chance to apply for a financial award of up to £200 to help run a multicultural event.

Chinese dragon
Chinese New Year event

Previous events supported by the fund include the Kent Union Cultural Showcase, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving, Kent African Summit, Newroz, Holi, an African Evening Gala, a Discover Islam event, a Japanese Cultural Festival and a Thai Festival.

Your event can be anything you like, as long as it aims to benefit as wide a part of the University community as possible.

Samba parade

To apply, simply visit the WorldFest Bitesize Fund website to complete the online application form. You’ll need to explain in the form how the event or activity will foster multicultural learning and community building within the University, as well as how you plan to measure the success of the event.

Once we receive your completed application, we will aim to get back to you within a week to let you know if you have been successful. If you have any questions, you can email, including the subject line ‘WorldFest Bitesize Fund’.

Kent Africa Summit
Kent Africa Summit

All students enrolled at the University are eligible, but applications must be submitted at least six weeks in advance of the event; the fund cannot reimburse events that have already taken place.

Why not apply to the Fund and turn your event idea into a reality? Visit the WorldFest Bitesize Fund page for further details.