Published: 12 December 2013

Green Start Up Fund applications open

Green Start Up Fund

Applications for the Green Start Up Fund are now open and students with project ideas are being encouraged to get involved.

The Green Start Up Fund, which has been launched by the Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS), aims to support student-led projects in any area of sustainability. Students can apply for up to £2,000 to support a campaign or practical project to green part of the University, or work with a community group.

Leigh-Angel Bevan, Vice President at LGoS, said: “Sustainability is about trying to ensure a society, economy and ecology that are viable now and in the long-term. It therefore encompasses a wide range of issues and we want to encourage and support students to implement their own innovative projects that will help us move towards a low carbon, low waste, and resource efficient future. You can make a difference here in Liverpool.”

The Green Start Up Fund is a vital element of the Green Guild Project – a £300,000 programme of student-led initiatives aimed at encouraging greener living whilst at University. The funds were awarded to the Guild after a successful bid to the NUS Students’ Green Fund.

NUS Students' Green Fund

All applicants will be invited to take part in project management training and asked to present their ideas on a poster at the Sustainability Project Showcase in February where final winners will be announced. The Guild is aiming to award around five grants from the Fund depending on the projects submitted.

Applications are open until 10th January but early submission is recommended so the LGoS Green Team can provide feedback and support to develop your ideas. Please contact Green Guild Project Manager David Wheatley for an application or further information – dwheat@liverpool.ac.uk

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