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Sustainability Microgrant

The Sustainability Fund provides microgrants of up to £100 for students and groups to fund sustainability activities, campaigns or events!

The Keele SU Sustainability Fund is made up of money raised during The Great Donate and a proportion of profits from Weigh-To-Go. The idea is that money made from these sustainable initiatives goes straight back into student activities to help make everything we do here at Keele that little bit better for the planet!

In the past, students have used this microgrant to purchase litter-picking equipment and seeds/gardening gear to host planting sessions and help increase the biodiversity of our campus or if you want to run a campaign about gender or racial equality you can apply for funding for poster resources and banners. Your project or event doesn't have to have an obvious sustainability theme; it might be that you're holding an event and want to make one aspect of it a bit more environmentally conscious or more accessible for other students. Perhaps you're a committee member looking at sourcing hoodies for your club or society, and want to make sure your purchase is Fair Trade or made from recycled material? Whatever it is you're doing, this microgrant is here to help make your time at Keele more sustainable!

How to apply...

Please fill in the form below to apply for the Sustainability Microgrant. This is open to any student or group looking to complete sustainability-related projects, or lessen the impact of another project on the environment. We accept multiple applications in an academic year for different activities, so feel free to apply more than once!

The data provided on this form will contribute towards the social media posts and sustainability report providing that the funding is awarded. 

Please do not include any personal details except for the emails of the lead student and/or a group email address. 

If you have any questions please contact

Full Name

Student or Group Email Address

Desciption of Project/Activity/Campaign

Tell us a little bit about what you have planned. Think about the three areas of sustainability - environmental, social and economic. How does your project (or an aspect of your project that you want to improve), link to sustainability?

Total Funds Requested

(Max £100)

Breakdown of Costs
Please detail all items you are wanting to fund with individual prices and how many you are looking to source. 

Which Sustainable Development Goals does your project relate to?
If you want to learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals click here.

(Tick all that apply - the more the merrier!)

 1 - No Poverty

 2 - Zero Hunger

 3 - Good Health & Wellbeing

 4 - Quality Education

 5 - Gender Equality

 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy

 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth

 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

 10 - Reduced Inequalities

 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities

 12 - Responsible Production & Consumption

 13 - Climate Action

 14 - Life Below Water

 15 - Life On Land

 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

 17 - Partnership For The Goals