Hello everyone,

As you may know, the Young Liberals Winter Conference is in wonderful Reading from the 17th to the 19th of February 2023. Each year, we have a conference to chat policy, have some training sessions and socialise and meet other Young Liberals across the country! It’s a wonderful way to get to know each other, be policy geeks and see some wonderful speakers. We are aware that conference may be inaccessible for financial reasons, and so we have the Access Fund available for all Young Liberals.

What is it?

The Access Fund is here for all Young Liberals to submit requests for financial support so Conference is open to all of our members. This will provide assistance with tickets and travel so that finances are not a barrier to people attending.

How long will it take to get my money back?

The Access Fund will cover ticket costs first, so you don’t have to pay anything at all. If you need any other assistance such as transport to and from the conference, you’ll need to send us receipts (they don’t have to be original) and your bank details. We will get your payment to you as soon as possible and if there’s a problem with the timeframe, please contact our Finance Officer who will do their best to assist you.

Applications will be assessed by the Finance Officer, Events Officer, Accessibility, Diversity and Standards Officers and the Social Mobility Representative. That’s Lucas North, Katharine Macy, Lucy Tonge, and whoever is co - opted. Your application will be anonymous to all except the Finance Officer (Lucas North) and completely confidential. Lucas will only use your details to contact you with the outcome of your application.l. You will be able to apply for the Access Funds when tickets are released, so there will not be any extra paperwork to fill out.

Please don’t hesitate to message or email with any questions or concerns.