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 semester 1 2018-19 and the application form for semester 2 will be available to download from Monday 28th January 2019.

  • 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 available for academic year 2018/19!

Through generous support from the Footsteps Fund and Santander Universities conference award funding is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students to contribute towards the costs of attending an academic conference that will enhance your knowledge and develop your skills.  Funding of up to 50% of the conference cost is available up to a maximum of £500.

Please note the following:

  • To apply for funding students must complete the application form below and seek the endorsement of their Personal Tutor
  • Students may only receive funding once during their time as a University of Leeds student
  • The application process is extremely competitive so please pay attention to the quality of your application
  • Postgraduate students must be presenting at the conference they wish to attend
  • Funding is limited and applications will only be accepted until the fund has been expended.  As we are unable to provide a closing date we would encourage students to apply as early as possible in the academic year
  • Applicants must allow a minimum of six weeks between submitting their application and the start of the conference.

For further information please contact leedsforlifefoundation@leeds.ac.uk