Sustainability Grants

Have an idea to make campus more ecologically healthy, socially just, or economically viable? Need funding to get a project off the ground? We've got you covered with two grantmaking resources on campus: the Student Sustainability Council and the Sustainability Challenge Grant program!


The Student Sustainability Council was formed to supervise the distribution of the Environmental Stewardship Fee in order to responsibly advance the theory, practice and reality of Sustainability at the University of Kentucky. Any member of the University of Kentucky community can submit a proposal for funding support. If you have an idea for a project that will enhance the culture of sustainability on UK's campus, we encourage you to use our submission form to make us aware of your project. The SSC will distribute more than $190,000 for campus sustainability projects this year.


The Sustainability Challenge Grant program is designed to engage multidisciplinary teams from the University community in the creation and implementation of ideas that will promote sustainability by simultaneously advancing economic vitality, ecological integrity and social equity. In the first four years of the program 26 projects have been awarded a total of $700,000 to pursue transformational, sustainability-driven projects on our campus and beyond.