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 Applications are now closed for academic year 2017-18! Please check the website in September 2018 for details on the next round of funding.

  • Design your own Leeds for Life project to develop your skills AND benefit others
  • There are two calls for projects each year, at the beginning of semester 1 and semester 2
  • You can apply for up to £500 of funding once during your studies at the University of Leeds
  • Projects must NOT result in any form of academic credit (e.g. final year projects, intercalating medical student projects, reserach activity, accredited work placements)
  • The Foundation is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of all levels and disciplines
  • For further information about the Leeds for Life Foundation, please email the Leeds for Life team: leedsforlifefoundation@leeds.ac.uk

Conference Awards funding is now closed for academic year 2017/18!

Funding will be available for academic year 2018/19 from Monday 10th September 2018

Through generous support from the Footsteps Fund and Santander Universities there is funding available for undergraduate and postgraduate students to contribute towards the costs of attending academic conferences that will enhance knowledge and develop skills.

Please note:

  • To apply for funding you must acomplete the Conference Awards application form and seek endorsement from your Personal Tutor
  • You can apply for up to 50% of the total cost of the conference, up to a maximum of £500
  • Please allow at least 6 weeks from the date you submit your application to the start of the conference
  • Applications will be accepted until all available funding has been spent so we encourage you to apply as early as possible in the academic year as we are unable to provide a final closing date
  • This is a competitive application process so please complete the appication form carefully.