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Our Cascade fund was set up to provide Nottingham students with the opportunity to develop their skills, social awareness and employability while making a significant impact on communities at home and around the world. Fully funded by donors to the University, including alumni, staff and friends, Cascade offers the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £25,000 for student-run projects. 

Who's eligible?

University of Nottingham students and staff are eligible to apply for up to £10,000 through Cascade to run projects that develop their skills and benefit local and international communities.

For projects benefitting a larger number of Nottingham students, applications for up to £25,000 will be considered. 

Applicants may also be asked to fundraise part of the total project cost. 

Project criteria

All projects must: 

1. Have a direct, postive and long-lasting impact

2. Provide benefit to students, the wider community or alumni

3. Be innovative

Download full guidance notes


Previously funded projects

Vets in the Community

This innovative project was set up to provide a vet service to homeless and vulnerably housed pet owners in Nottingham city centre.  

      Vets in the community (340x227)

Right to a Future

Physiotherapy and education students from our Nottingham and Malaysia campuses delivered training and treatment to staff and students at Bukit Harapan in Malaysia. 

      Right to a future (340x227)



How can I apply? 

1. Request and complete an application form

2. Either:
- Seek approval from your Head of School or Department
- Or for Students' Union (SU) projects email who will run your project past the SU President.  

Submit your application to:

What's required?

If your application is successful, you'll be required to provide: 
- a written report 
- high-resolution photography and/or video content
- blog posts and/or web content
- quotes to let donors know how they have helped you to help others 
- other information as required for promotion purposes

When should I apply?

The next application deadlines are: 

- Monday 13 November 2017

- Monday 19 February 2018

- Monday 21 May 2018 

Click here for more information or to request an application pack



Crowdfunding for your project

Don’t forget you can also raise funds for your project through Jumpstart, the new crowdfunding platform from the Impact Campaign

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