Applications for the Seed Fund are now open and students with project ideas are being encouraged to get involved.
The Fund, which has been launched by the Liverpool Guild of Students, aims to support student-led projects in any area of sustainability and social enterprise. Students can apply for up to £2,000 to support a campaign or practical project to green part of the University or wider community.
Alex Ferguson, Vice President at the Guild, said: “Sustainability 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. Social enterprise and providing community services is a vital part of developing a sustainable society and we want to encourage students to try and teste their ideas out now in order to show the wider community what can be achieved.”
The Seed 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.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Guild website here: www.liverpoolguild.org/main-menu/about-us/green-guild/seed-fund and must be submitted by Friday 14 November. All applicants will be invited to take part in project management training and asked to present their ideas on a poster at a showcase on 26 November, where final grants will be announced. The Guild is aiming to award around six grants from the Fund depending on the projects submitted.
Please contact Green Guild Project Manager David Wheatley for an application or further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.