Environment Initiative Fund

Do you have a great idea for a sustainability project?

The University's Environmental Sustainability Committee has a budget of £100,000 to award to student or staff-led sustainability projects in 2019/20.

Individuals, groups or student societies are able to bid for funding for projects that enhance sustainability on campus or in the local community. Projects can address any aspect of sustainability.

Projects funded in previous years include:

The deadline for applications seeking under £15,000 is the last day of each month.

Deadlines for applications seeking £15,000 or above are:

  • to be confirmed


How to apply

  1. Identify a member of Environmental Sustainability Committee to act as project sponsor. For student-led projects this is the Students' Union Environment and Social Justice Officer, for staff-led projects it is the most relevant representative for your department or campus.
  2. Discuss the project with your project sponsor.
  3. Complete the application form and send it, along with any supporting documentation, to the Sustainability Team by the deadline stated.

Tips for making a strong application

  • Check that your idea/project doesn't exist already 
  • Demonstrate how your project supports the University Sustainability Strategy
  • Seek project/funding partners - collaborative, part-funded projects will be considered more favourably than projects seeking full funding
  • Further sources of grants for student-led projects include Cascade and Community Chest
  • Make sure you apply by the deadline!
  • If you need further guidance, please contact the Sustainability Team

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD