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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion & Widening Participation Fund 

The EDI & WP Fund exists to provide financial support to staff/students to organise projects that promote EDI and WP initiatives and events throughout Durham University. 

Although the EDI Fund has been active since 2021, this year we have extended the fund to include WP activity, with dedicated funds to support projects furthering Durham’s commitment to access and participation.  

Staff and students can request grants to fund initiatives that help further: 


All requests will be assessed against identified criteria and will be subject to approval. We advise that you read through our EDI & WP Fund Guidance before submitting your request to the fund using the online form.

Request deadlines for 2023/24 are: 

EDI & WP Fund Application Timeline 2023/24 


Michaelmas Term 

Epiphany Term 

Easter Term 

Fund Opens  

13 October 

8 January 

22 April 

Closing Date 

24 November 

1 March 

7 June 

Decision communicated to requestor 

w/c 18 December 

w/c 25 March 

w/c 1 July 


If you have any questions or would like to discuss a request to the fund please contact us by emailing