Edinburgh University micro-grants scheme

The University of Edinburgh’s micro-grant scheme for small scale community activities and local action has been refocused to assist with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community organisations and charities based in East Lothian can apply for up to £500 through the scheme for projects or activities that are responding to COVID-19 in the local area. The funding is available all year round, and all applications will be reviewed by a panel.

Commenting on the scheme, Iain Gray MSP said:

“I welcome the refocusing of this micro-grants scheme to assist with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many local charities and community groups undertaking excellent work to assist communities during the outbreak and this scheme offers another avenue for helping fund small scale community activities and local action.”

If you would like to apply for a larger grant, the University of Edinburgh also has a Community Grants Scheme, which is open twice a year for awards of up to £5,000.

Find out more about the micro-grants scheme and how to apply at www.ed.ac.uk/local/community-grants/micro-grants