The Sustainability Fund is aimed exclusively at students. Funding is available to individual students or student initiatives (registered student associations or departmental student representative committees) planning a sustainability-related project on the campus of Bielefeld University. "Sustainability" is not limited to ecological sustainability, but also includes economic and social aspects.
The application period runs until the end of July 2023. Applications are processed on a monthly basis. Deadlines: Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 31, April 30, May 31, June 30, July 31.
Revitalization of student life with a special focus on sustainability (projects), promotion of projects and initiatives on campus related to sustainability.
The maximum funding amount is generally 300 euros gross on a one-off basis. In individual justified cases, the funding amount may be higher.
If funding is approved, the funds must be used exclusively for the purposes specified in the funding application. A transfer to other purposes is not possible. A short report (one DIN A4 page) on the project and its history is also mandatory. For some selected projects, a publication of the report - with the prior consent of the author - on the sustainability portal (website) is intended.
There is no entitlement to the granting of funds. The Sustainability Office of Bielefeld University will review the proposals received and make a selection taking into account the available financial resources and the planned projects. Should your project be considered for funding, we will contact you via the university email address. If the funds are approved, the applicant will receive a confirmation of the requested amount of funds. Funds will be disbursed upon presentation of an appropriate receipt/proof of purchase. If advance payment is required, this can also be arranged. Reimbursement of costs up to the amount of funds approved for your project will only be made if you submit a receipt for the costs you have incurred together with the project report within 4 months of receiving the approval.