Green Micro-grants

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The University’s Community Grants scheme began in 2017 and has awarded almost £400,000 to local projects that promote community activities and sustainable action.

In recognition of the upcoming COP26 climate conference, which will be hosted in Glasgow in November, and in response to the popularity of the Community Grants, the Edinburgh Local team created the Green Micro-grants.

Throughout July and August, local projects were invited to apply for funding to support their work around sustainability, specifically focusing on the natural environment and social impact.

Through the Green Micro-grant scheme, £15,000 has been awarded across 17 different community organisations and charities based in the Edinburgh region. The projects have included tree care for a newly planted forest near Auchendinny, Midlothian, and educating children in sustainability and green behaviours.

Full list of funded Green Micro-grant projects

Find out more about the University’s Community Grant Scheme