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Sustainability projects grant

Grants of up to £500 are available to support innovative ideas that help promote sustainability at the University.

The fund is designed to encourage the development or maintenance of initiatives that improve campus sustainability and the University’s environmental performance, reduce emissions and promote positive behaviour change.

Innovative ideas

The Social Responsibility and Sustainability Staff Project Grant can provide funding of up to £500 for members of staff looking to develop and implement projects and initiatives around:

  • Energy and carbon
  • Fair trade and purchasing
  • Food and drink
  • Community, welfare and wellbeing
  • Recycling and resource efficiency
  • Sustainability in research, learning and teaching
  • Sustainable ICT
  • Sustainable laboratories
  • Sustainable travel

Sustainability awareness

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability are looking to the staff community for exciting and innovative ideas for projects that will promote sustainability awareness within the University.

Whatever your area of interest, University staff can apply to the Staff Project Grant to help support their initiatives.

For an application form, or if you have any questions, please contact

Depending on the number and size of applications, the Department may only be able to support a few projects, and in this first trial they will review applications on a first-come, first-served basis. 

They will endeavour to respond within 1-2 weeks of receiving applications.

Related links

Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Staff Project Grant