University of Edinburgh Community Grants Scheme



Fund status: Open
Who they fund: Charities, Organisations
Funding category: Advocacy/Befriending/Mentoring, Animal Welfare, Arts/Culture, Education/Learning, Mental health care, Social care and welfare, Sport/Recreation


The purpose of the University of Edinburgh Community Grants Scheme is to:

  • Bring value to new or existing partnerships between the University and local communities.
  • Have a positive social impact.

Fund award sizes

Maximum: £5,000

Who can apply

Non-profits and social enterprises with an organisational bank account and governing document.

Maximum annual income: £1,000,000

When to apply

There are two deadlines each year for applications up to £5,000, with the first one being in the autumn and the second in the spring.

The micro-grant scheme is open all year round for up to £500.

How to apply

Application form available via the University website.


  • Salaries, unless staff have been employed specifically to carry out the project in question, or any other general running costs of a building or organisation.
  • The continuation of existing projects, including work funded under a previous round of this scheme.
  • Statutory bodies, including schools. Will fund organisations that work with statutory bodies and activities happening on the premises of statutory bodies.
  • Organisations whose only charitable objective (according to their OSCR registration) is the promotion of religion.
  • Organisations that promote political beliefs.
  • Renovations or other building works.

How to apply

Contact University of Edinburgh Community Grants Scheme using the details below

Email address:

Web address:

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