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. Information regarding Semester 2 applications will be available from Monday 22nd January 2018.

  • 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 semester 1 and semester 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

Conference Award funding is now available for academic year 2017/18

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.