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Sustainability Fund 2019-2020

Call for projects

Funding is available through the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living, for new projects that improve campus sustainability and encourage more sustainable behaviours. Proposals are welcome from staff and/or students. Projects that are student-led or involve student participation are encouraged. 

The objectives are:

1. To seed new initiatives that enhance campus sustainability

2. To enable behaviours that will benefit the environment on campus and throughout life

3. To enhance communication and education on sustainability

The call for applications is open with two deadlines for review in Semester 1 (October 25th) and Semester 2 (February 4th). Please complete the form available here and submit by email only to mhallaha@tcd.ie.

Guidelines for application

  • Projects must have an objective that will benefit campus sustainability, including education about or enhancing awareness of sustainability issues, and enable more sustainable behaviours on and off campus
  • Proposed projects should have a justified budget of up to €1,500; exceptional arguments can be made for budgets in excess of €1,500 but this will only be awarded in exceptional cases
  • Project proposals should indicate which of the nine sustainability areas outlined in the Sustainability Report the project addresses
  • Projects must have a start date between one and six months following the application deadline
  • Proposals must specify a project start date and end date; a description and itemised budget; and must indicate what deliverables (i.e. concrete results) the project will provide/create
  • Projects can be submitted at any time before the two deadlines (October 25th and February 4th)
  • A review panel consisting of a sub-group of students and staff from the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living will review and select the projects to receive funding
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the panel’s review within two weeks of the application deadline

Projects that have previously been funded include:

  • A sustainability fair in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
  • Food sovereignty events for Green Week 2019
  • Partial funding of a bike repair station
  • Student participation in and expansion of the sharing of used goods in College Rooms.
  • Provision of pocket ash trays to smokers, to discourage cigarette butt waste

Follow-up on funded projects

Any project in receipt of funding will need to provide the following, upon completion of the project:

  • Photos illustrating the success of the project/event /initiative
  • A paragraph describing the outcome of the project and what results were achieved (e.g. number of people who were engaged by the project; ripple effect (if any); lessons learned for future projects/ initiatives)

The application form for proposed projects to be funded through the Sustainability Fund can be found here.