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:
- Energy and carbon
- Fair trade
- Food and drink
- Resource efficiency
- Sustainability in learning and teaching
- Sustainable travel
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 was 5pm Friday 10 November.
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Lawson using the details below.
Past Project Grants
Project grant recipients produced posters that were displayed at the Sustainability Awards ceremony.
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.
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.