Activities Development Fund


Have you got an ambitious project that will have a long-lasting impact on your society? Maybe it would be purchasing equipment, organising an epic event, or running some training? Applications are considered by members of the Activities Executive.




Peer Learning and Support Fund


The Peer Learning and Support Fund provides funding and awards grants for the development of PALS or other Peer Support Schemes registered with us. We currently supply each registered PALS and Peer Support Scheme with an automatic award of £50, in order to ensure fair distribution of basic funds. However, if you require additional funding, it is possible to apply for more.


We review all applications and may sometimes offer partial funding. We can fund resources for activities, refreshments for events, training costs, etc.



Volunteering Impact Fund


The Volunteering Impact Fund (VIF) was established to help you run the best projects you can, for your volunteers, beneficiaries and the wider community. Only projects that are local and hands-on volunteering activities will be granted funding. You can apply for funding for any amount up to £500 to run creative, positive and effective volunteering projects. However, additional funding may be considered for exceptional projects. This fund is for Volunteering Groups, Sports Clubs,  Societies, and University of Edinburgh School/Departments.




Social Enterprise Fund


The Start-Up Fund is administered by the Activities Department and provides discretionary funding to brand-new Social Enterprise Groups or projects. The fund is intended for early stage start-ups that require financial support to kick start their activities, with the objective of reaching a point where the activity is self-sustaining and generates its own income.