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£5000 Green Community Fund!

£5,000 is available for the SOAS community to apply for with your environmental project ideas! This is open to students, staff, and alumni. The funds are from the solar panels that were installed on the roof of the Old Building as part of the student-led project Solar SOAS. Solar SOAS is a community energy project, and the funds that are generated go into an annual fund to help further environmental projects at SOAS.

This year is our 5th anniversary of getting the panels installed (our birthday is 26th September, 2016). To celebrate, a Green Community Fund of £5000 is up for grabs!

The deadline for submissions is 5th January 2022. If you have questions about the criteria or the form, please email [email protected]. We encourage you to apply!

You can find the full criteria and application form for your bid on the Solar SOAS website here:



Today marks exactly *five* years since 114 solar panels were installed on the roof of the SOAS Main Building. This was part of a successful student-led project to set up a community energy project at SOAS. The panels are owned and run by the SOAS community, and they've been generating electricity (and £££ from the government) ever since.

To celebrate, the Solar SOAS Green Community Fund has been increased to £5,000 this year - which is open and available to students, staff, and alumni with environmental project ideas to benefit SOAS. Check out more details and how to apply here - - Deadline is November 15th.

We are also running a Solar Tour of the panels on Thursday 30th September at 1:00PM, meeting on the SOAS Main Building steps! Please come along if you'd like a rare chance to get up on the SOAS roof to check out the panels and the lovely view. No need to book! These tours happen less than once a year, so please do come along if you can. Please note the tour involves climbing a steep ladder, as this is the only way to access the roof (apologies about this). Hope to see you there!

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