WeightStigmaConf 2018 Bursary Fund

£92 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 8 months
Dear friends,

2018 will see the Annual International Weight Stigma Conference reach 5 years old. The conference will be held on June 18 and 19, 2018, in Leeds, UK. If you want to learn more about the conference or sign up to be notified of updates on themes, speakers, and abstract submission, visit: Stigmaconference.com.

The Weight Stigma Conference is run by a group of volunteers. We don’t want any payment or profit from what we do, but we do want to make the conference more affordable/accessible to attend for others. The conference registration fees for 2018 have not been set yet. We try and keep costs as low as possible, but there are always some people who wouldn't be able to make it without financial assistance.

In 2016 we tried crowdfunding for the first time and you helped us to raise 2000 Canadian dollars – enough to fund seven bursaries for the 2016 Weight Stigma Conference in Vancouver. In 2017, you raised £1300  and funded six full and two partial bursaries. We'd love to be able to do that again. We know it's early days yet, but if you come across this page between now and next year, it's not too early to make a donation.

It is much easier for people to make arrangement for travel, time off, and so on, if we know in advance we can provide assistance. So while we are grateful for last minute donations, and all of them in 2017 went to help somebody, a few people couldn't accept these offers because of the short lead time between funds becoming available and the start of the conference.

If you'd like to make a small (or large) contribution to next year's Bursary Fund, and help us reach our goal early, you can access the fund at:

Please help us make our conference more accessible! ALL of the money raised through this process will go toward bursaries for people who might otherwise not be able to attend. We will be 100% transparent about how the money is allocated.

If you are unable to donate money, please donate your time and help spread the word by reaching out to other possible donors. And if you know of any corporate or other interests who may be interested in sponsoring or advertising at the event, please do get in touch.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


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