Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Student Project Grant

Fund your project idea with £500. In partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, we offer the Student Project Grant to support student-led projects focusing on sustainability and social responsibility.

Student project grants 2020/21: Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show, Plant Soc, Free Libraries, Winds of Change, Conscious Change
Some recipients from last year: Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show, Plant Society, Free Libraries Community Project, Winds of Change, Conscious Change

About the grant

Do you have a great idea for a project that engages with the Sustainable Development Goals and social responsibility and sustainability issues?

Secure funding of up to £500 to develop and implement a project and initiative that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals and promotes sustainability awareness within the University.

Sustainable Development Goals

Key details

  • Application deadline: TBC.
  • Open to students groups of at least three current University of Edinburgh students.
  • Funding limit per project: £500.
  • We expect most projects to be completed within six months.
  • Date TBC: Applicants informed of the outcome.

Apply by deadline TBC

Application form coming soon.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept late applications. Please ensure that you leave enough time for you and your team members to review your application before submission.

Timeline for successful applicants

  • Date TBC – Meeting with staff to discuss progress with the project
  • Date TBC – Sustainability Awards Celebration
  • Date TBC – SRS Student Project Grant Celebration and Review
  • End of project: Short evaluation report to be submitted
Winds of Change student in group photo - SRS student project grant 2020/21
2020/21 Student Project Grant recipient: Winds of Change is a student-led project that is building a 1kilowatt wind turbine from scratch to supply clean, free energy to the Cyrenians Community Garden.

Social & Civic Responsibility

The University of Edinburgh promised in its Social & Civic Responsibility Plan to improve people’s lives and always protect our planet. We do this with our neighbours, partners, teachers, researchers, professional staff and students. Supporting student projects contributes to this.

Social & Civic Responsibility Plan

Past student projects funded by the grant

If you have any questions, please contact us.

The Derek and Maureen Moss Student Climate Innovation Grants

The Derek and Maureen Moss Student Climate Innovation Grants 2021 (applications closed)

General enquiries

  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Contact details



Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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