The scheme is run jointly by the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability and Communications and Marketing. It is funded by the University's Corporate Services Group (£50,000 per annum) with ad-hoc additional funding from the Group or other parts of the University.

The 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.

The aims of the Edinburgh Local Community Grants scheme are to: 

  1. Increase engagement between the University and local communities.
  2. Have a positive social impact.
  3. Create learning opportunities (including informal and non-traditional forms of learning).

We welcome applications for projects or activities that will involve and benefit people living and/or working in the Edinburgh City Region (The Region includes the City of Edinburgh, Fife, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders).

Applications are welcome from not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

There are two rounds of the scheme per year, with applications of micro-grants of up to £500 welcome at any time.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
August 2020 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project Info

Community Grants (formerly small grant scheme)
SRS - Community Engagement (SRS)
Project Manager
Sarah Anderson
Project Sponsor
Michelle Brown
Current Stage
In Progress
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