The University of Aberdeen 2021/22 Local Community Fund welcomes applications for funding of between £100 and £1,000 from local community groups and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will benefit residents in one or more of the following neighbourhoods – Tillydrone; Old Aberdeen; Seaton; Woodside; Stockethill; Ashgrove; George Street; Froghall, Powis & Sunnybank. 

The Fund presents an opportunity for the University to increase engagement and strengthen its connections with its local communities as part of our Aberdeen 2040 Strategy commitments and also supports the priorities in the Aberdeen City Council Central Locality Plan.

“Since 1495, the University of Aberdeen has been open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others. We still have that purpose. As part of our 2040 strategy, we made a commitment to be truly inclusive and as part of that commitment we will continue to look outwards and build partnerships with individuals, communities and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The disbursement of the Local Community Fund will reinforce that commitment by connecting with our neighbours to help build a resilient community.”

Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 30 September 2021. Download the Application Form and Guidance Note below or contact us at communityfund@abdn.ac.uk for more information and to receive the forms by email. We are on hand to support you if you have any questions about the application process.

Download the Guidance Note

Download the Application Form

Download the University of Aberdeen Local Community fund Terms and conditions


You can submit your application here or contact us to arrange to submit a hard copy.