Our scheme helps the development of projects, community activities and sustainable local action through funding and collaboration. We support local people's vision for a better Edinburgh.
- Video: Our Community Grants
- Funding opportunities at the University of Edinburgh for community groups
The Community Grants Scheme is now closed. The next round will open in Spring 2024.
About the grants
The aims of the Community Grants scheme are to:
Have a positive social impact for people living in the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Scottish Borders and/or Fife by contributing to one or more of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 1 No Poverty; 3 Good Health and Wellbeing; 4 Quality Education; 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth; 10 Reduced Inequalities; 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.
2. Develop positive relationships between the University and your community organisation.
Our micro-grant scheme is also open all year round for applications for funding of up to £500. Applications are welcome from not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.
Community Grant Scheme
The Community Grant Scheme: Five years of community impact
Projects previously funded
We’re delighted that The University of Edinburgh has awarded us a grant which will help our organisation deliver even more important programmes for local people.