Applying for the Sustainable Development Fund is straightforward, with help and advice readily available either on this website and/or by contacting our SDF Officer Emma Taylor. Applications are looked at on a rolling basis so no formal submission deadlines and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you think that your project idea demonstrates one or more aspects of sustainability please follow the steps below:
1. In the first instance, please discuss your project ideas with our Sustainable Development Officer.
2. Following initial discussions it is likely you'll then need to provide some written details of your proposal to allow an assessment of whether your proposal meets the fund criteria.
Help and advice will be available throughout the process and your application can be checked before final submission.
Remember: Please contact the SDF Officer to discuss your project before sending in an application.
How will my application be assessed?
Your application will be assessed by the SDF Committee. The Committee meets approximately four times a year and you will be invited to present your application – this is not a requirement, but is an opportunity for you to talk for ten minutes about your project, and help the Committee to understand how your project will make a difference.
Project Case Studies
To learn more about recent case studies that benefitted from SDF funding and how it all worked, visit our case studies section.
To read summary details of the various projects supported since commencement of the fund, visit our Past Projects section.