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University of Edinburgh community grants

Published: October 15, 2021


The University of Edinburgh’s Community Grants scheme runs twice a year and is currently open for applications. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 29th October.

Local organisations and charities can apply for up to £5,000 for projects that could bring about positive social impact. Successful applications will also have the potential to form a new, positive relationship with the University or grow an existing one.

The scheme helps the development of projects, community activities and sustainable local action through funding and collaboration with the University. ⁠So far, the scheme has awarded more than £400,000 to local projects.

Applying organisations must have an annual income of less than £1 million and an organisational bank account.

Applicants are welcome to discuss a possible application, including how to partner with the University, with the University’s Community Team. To arrange a call, please email

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