Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Student project grant

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, has launched a grant to support student-led projects focusing on sustainability and social responsibility.

The Social Responsibility and Sustainability Student Project Grant provides small amounts of funding (up to £500) for student groups or societies looking to develop and implement projects around several themes:

Student project grant themes (travel, resource efficiency, fair trade, energy, food, research and teaching)

Guidance

Each year the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, run the Student Project Grant which provides a small amount of funding to support student-led projects focusing on sustainability and social responsibility.

Please find below the application form and guidance notes for 2017/18. 

Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 10 November

 

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew  Lawson using the details below.

Past Project Grants

2016/17

Project grant recipients produced posters that were displayed at the Sustainability Awards ceremony.

2015/16

In 2015/16 we were delighted to award funding to seven projects. These cover a wide range of sustainability issues including food, renewable energy, education, energy efficiency and awareness raising.

Find out more about the 2015 Student Project Grant finalists.  

 

Matthew Lawson

Programme Manager

Contact details

Availability

  • Matthew Lawson is currently Programme Manager in the University of Edinburgh’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability having previously worked at Transition Edinburgh University. After completing his undergraduate degree in International Relations, Matthew got involved in a variety of community and environmental groups while studying for a Masters in Multi-level and Regional Politics. His research focused on climate change policy in Scotland. His current role includes responsibility for social responsibility and sustainability reporting, benchmarking, developing sector-wide and external partnerships, liaising with academic degree programmes and courses, as well as having oversight of the department’s outreach and student engagement activities. Matthew has worked for the University since 2011.