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Community Fund

Community Fund

The University of Exeter wants to support projects that enhance the relationship between students and permanent city residents. The Community Fund offers grants of up to £300 for projects linking students, local residents, community organisations and local agencies.

We have a panel of Community members who now help frame annual Community Fund 'themes' - they also help to prioritise which projects receive funding.

The four current themes for funding are:

1. Increasing biodiversity and enhancing green space 

2. Reducing waste on campus and in the city 

3. Supporting ideas and solutions that help address the climate crisis

4. Social events that promote student engagement with the city

All project suggestions must be provisionally discussed with Rory Cunningham (Community Liaison Manager) before applying. You can download a Microsoft Word copy of the application form to fill in using word processing software. Alternatively you may download a pdf version of the form to print off and complete by hand:


  • Maximum grant available is £300
  • The grant can be used to part-fund a wider community project
  • No deadline for applications – grants are issued on a rolling basis
  • Successful applicants can re-apply each term, but not for the same project
  • The need for each project must be clearly evidenced
  • Other organisations and agencies working with University of Exeter students and permanent Exeter residents can apply for the fund – as long as direct student/resident collaboration can be evidenced.


Community Partnership Hub

Does your organisation have a volunteering, placement or internship opportunity for students? Or could your organisation benefit from independent research expertise to support your work?

The Community Partnership Hub connects public, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations with researchers and students at the University of Exeter. Our aim is to help establish long-term, sustainable relationships which support partnering through research projects, student placements and internships, or volunteering.

Please visit the Community Partnership Hub website to find out more.