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 Societies Council.




Peer Learning and Support Fund


The Peer Learning and Support Fund awards grants to staff and students for the development of peer support groups. We offer up to £200 each year for each project, and most grants awarded are for smaller amounts spread out over the year. We review all applications and may sometimes offer partial funding. We can fund resources for activities, refreshments for events, training costs, etc. No student should have to pay to access peer support, so if you want to run an event that will cost the organiser or the attendees, then please apply for this fund.



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.