The Lord Rootes Memorial Fund provides grants to Warwick students normally ranging from £100 to £3,000. The Fund is intended to encourage personal development by supporting challenging projects proposed by individual and groups of Warwick students, especially projects:
- involving observation and the intelligent use of experience in the scientific, cultural, environmental or business context; and/or
- demonstrating creativity of thought and the development of an original and personal idea or objective.
Projects are usually carried out during the summer vacation following the application round in the preceding spring term, however from 2013-14 applications may be considered for projects to be carried out during the Christmas, spring or Easter vacation where an applicant can exceptionally demonstrate that a proposed project is "in line with the spirit of the Lord Rootes Memorial Fund’s strong personal development criteria, and can only be accomplished within an earlier time scale."