Opportunities

Here you'll find information about events, grants and oppotunities relating to sustainability. Expand your understanding, knowledge and skills; start a project; connect with inspiring folk wanting to change the world! Get involved, basically. 

 

Events

Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) conference

Following on from the NUS Student Summit held in November 2016, the EAUC have incorporated a number of workshops into the conference programme that will be particularly relevant for students and students’ union representatives who want to help drive sustainability to the heart of their activities.  

In partnership with NUS, these workshops will provide insight into current ‘hot-topic’ sustainability issues and offer the practical skills needed to make change happen. The conference will bring student officers and institution staff together to promote how working together can lead to success. Relevant sessions are marked in the programme.

The conference will also include an NUS social on Tuesday 28th March. Student day passes are available from £70+VAT and full conference student passes are available from £158+VAT.

Grants

Green Impact microgrants

As part of Green Impact@10, and thanks to the UNESCO award prize, we plan to give out £10,000 this year through micro grants. The grants are open to all current Green Impact participants (students’ unions, college partnerships, university teams and community organisation teams). We hope the funding will enable participants to achieve Green Impact criteria that they otherwise couldn’t achieve due to budgetary restrictions, as well as funding new and exciting ideas and initiatives linked to Green Impact criteria.

National Vegetarian Week 2017 

The Vegetarian Society is offering grants of up to £2,000 for activities or events that celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2017, which will take place from 15 to 21 May. The Society is providing grants of funding for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

The Environment Now - digital innovation to solve environmental problems

National Youth Agency in partnership with O2 Think Big are launching an exciting programme aimed at 17-24 year olds in the UK. The Environment Now will fund young people up to £10,000 to use digital technology to find innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues.

Other opportunities

vInspired Eco Talent Project 

Environmental training and volunteering programme for young people (16 to 25) - gain skills, experience and be part of an exciting social action project. All expenses paid!