New £10k sports and societies grant launched for lower income students

The grant helps students from poorer backgrounds pay for membership, kit and transportation

EUSA have launched a new £10,000 participation grant to help students take part in sport clubs and societies. The idea of the scheme is to reduce any financial barriers that some students may face when looking to participate in extra-curricular activities.

The grant is open to anyone who receives a Scottish Accomodation Bursary or a University of Edinburgh Bursary. Students who qualify for the grant can apply for up to £100. 

EUSA President, Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson said of the grant: “We’re all incredibly excited to offer the Participation Grant to students this year. This initiative follows an ongoing analysis of the barriers some students face in engaging with the extra-curricular opportunities at the University, and we believe it will help students to overcome some of these barriers.

“I’m particularly excited about the direction this pilot sets for the Students’ Association, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this develops in the coming years.”

Students can apply here until October 30th. It is currently only available to students from the UK.