Cascade: up to £10,000 for student projects
The Cascade funding programme offers staff and current students up to £10,000 in funding for projects that benefit the student experience. Cascade projects may be academic, pastoral or extracurricular, but they must directly enhance the student experience and cascade the positive impact the student community can create.
The programme uses donations from alumni and friends of the university, and has gifted over £1 million to more than 120 projects since 2007. Previous funding has supported student-led initiatives such as Community First Responders, Liter of Light, Global Buddy Scheme and Foodprint.
Of special interest to the programme are projects that:
- Connect campuses and communities
- Encourage creativity and innovation
- Enhance teaching and learning experiences
- Promote environmental sustainability
- Advocate for global citizenship
- Promote healthy bodies and healthy minds
Previously funded projects
This project set up Nottingham’s first social supermarket and a surplus food redistribution network. Foodprint reduces food waste by redirecting food that is fit for consumption, but would otherwise go to waste.
Community First Responders
Set up in 2014, Community First Responders are a group of trained student volunteers who act as an additional resource to the East Midlands Ambulance Service.
How to apply
To apply, please send the following information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Full name
- Email address
- Name of project
- Brief description of the project
Following this, a member of the team will be in touch.
You may find it helpful to read What makes a good application before applying.
The deadline for expression of interest is Monday 9 May.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 May.
If you would like more information, please email email@example.com.
The Cascade Grants Programme runs three rounds per year. The first round for the 2022-23 academic year will be advertised at the end of September.