What is the Foundation?

If you have an idea for a project which will develop your skills and benefit others, the Leeds for Life Foundation could help with a cash grant to make it happen. With joint funding from the Alumni Footsteps Fund and the Santander Group, the Foundation has been set up to help fund projects that reflect the enthusiasm, creativity and initiative of our students. You might want to seek out new challenges, to experience new environments and cultures, and make a positive difference to the lives of other people. The Foundation would especially welcome applications from students initiating new projects.

Available funding

Leeds for Life Foundation Grant Applications are now beingaccepted for Semester 2 and the deadline will be midday on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

  • Design your own Leeds for Life project for you or your group to develop your skills whilst also benefitting others.
  • There are two calls for projects each year, at the beginning of term 1 and term 2.
  • You can apply for up to £500 of funding but projects must not result in any form of academic credit.
  • The Foundation is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students but you can only apply once during your studies at the University of Leeds.
  • For further information about the Leeds for Life Foundation, please email the Leeds for Life team
  • leedsforlifefoundation@leeds.ac.uk

Conference Awards (Please allow at least 6 weeks' notice prior to your conference when submitting your application)

** Funding is now CLOSED for academic year 2016/17 **

The Conference Awards will reopen on Monday 4th September 2017

Through generous support from Santander there is a new grant fund for undergraduate and postgraduate students to contribute towards the costs of attending academic conferences that will enhance your knowledge and skills development.

Funding of up to 50% of the conference or event cost is available to a maximum of £500. To apply for the funding you must complete the Conference Awards application form and seek endorsement from your personal tutor. 

Please allow at least 6 weeks' notice prior to your conference when submitting your application.