Cascade: up to £10,000 for student projects

March 29th, 2022

Staff and current students can apply for up to £10,000 to fund projects that benefit the student experience.

The Cascade funding programme gives staff and current students the opportunity to apply for up to £10,000 in funding for projects that benefit the overall student experience.

Cascade projects may be academic, pastoral or extracurricular, but they must directly enhance the student experience and cascade the positive impact the student community can create.

The programme uses donations from alumni and friends of the university, and has gifted over £1 million to more than 120 projects since 2007. Previous funding has supported student-led initiatives such as Community First Responders, Liter of Light, Global Buddy Scheme and Foodprint.

Of special interest to the programme are projects that:

  • Connect campuses and communities
  • Encourage creativity and innovation
  • Enhance teaching and learning experiences
  • Promote environmental sustainability
  • Advocate for global citizenship
  • Promote healthy bodies and healthy minds

How to apply

To apply, please send the following information by email to

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Name of project
  • Brief description of the project

Following this, a member of the team will be in touch.

You may find it helpful to read What makes a good application before applying.

The deadline for expression of interest is Monday 9 May 2022.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 May 2022.

If you would like more information, please email

Future applications

The Cascade Grants Programme runs three rounds per year. The first round for the academic year 2022-2023 will be advertised at the end of September 2022.

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