Sustainability fund

Earlier this year, the University welcomed applications to the Sustainability Fund 2022 to support strategic projects to meet the aims of the Sustainability Strategy, through on campus activity or collaborative partnerships. Applications closed on 20th April and 10 projects have been awarded funding.

What is the Sustainability Fund?

The University is aiming to become net zero on carbon by 2035, halve its waste consumption by 2025, and provide every student with the opportunity to undertake sustainable learning, an extra-curricular activity or a undertake a sustainability related module. Achieving these aims and furthering our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development goals (UN SDGs) requires the imagination, commitment, and action, of staff right across the University.

The 2022 Sustainability Fund  opened for applications earlier this year, to support strategic projects which meet the aims of the Sustainability Strategy, or the UN SDGs.

Awards were available for projects between £10,000-£100,000 that were focussed on making an impact towards the University’s sustainability challenges or one or more of the UN Sustainable Development goals. Projects needed to meet one, or more, of the following criteria:

Click below to see the outcome of the fund, and learn more about the projects awarded funding.


Outcome of the Sustainability Fund

The panel was impressed by the quantity and quality of applications received. Click here to see the 10 projects that were chosen to receive full or partial funding.


Sustainability Fund Projects

An in depth look at some of the successful projects are how they're progressing.