Community grant scheme open for applications

​​​​​​​The University is inviting local groups to apply for funding to support their work tackling vital social issues.

The Edinburgh Local Community Grant Scheme distributes up to £5,000 to help groups develop community activities and sustainable initiatives.

Since launching in 2017, the scheme has awarded £180,000 to more than 40 community initiatives.                 

Apply for a Community Grant

For criteria and details of how to apply, please visit the Edinburgh Local website.

Applications will close at 5pm on 4 November 2019.

Edinburgh Local

Varied projects

Successful initiatives from previous years include a student-run clinic for homeless people’s pets, a beekeeping project and an initiative to support vulnerable women.

The scheme also enabled children’s charity The Yard to purchase play equipment for disabled children.

We hope we can contribute to communities and support some of the fantastic local organisations who are doing great work in the Edinburgh region.

Hugh EdmistonDirector of the University's Corporate Services Group 

Related links

Edinburgh Local

Community Grant Scheme