Projects should aim to engage all UBC students.
Use of funding
Capital expenses such as the purchase of equipment, materials, or software as an asset that could be used for multiple programs and years such as purchase of banners, photo equipment, or tents are not eligible for funding.
All funds must be used in an ethical manner. Initiatives need to demonstrate accountability and an overall investment into building and maintaining intercultural and international relationships and partnerships. All projects that include international travel must comply with the UBC Student Safety Abroad Policy.
Funds must be used for the purpose for which they were requested. The Global Fund Review Committee reserves the right to request the return of the grant or refuse future funding for groups that do not appropriately use funding.
An organization or individual may not receive more than $2000 in a fiscal year (April – March).
The Global Fund does not fund honorariums but can fund invoiced speaker fees, as well as small gifts or prizes.
Things the Global Fund doesn't fund
- Personal gain
Examples included but are not limited to laptops, banners, branded and/or promotional material
- Operational expenses
Operational expenses include day to day or typical activities, purchases of snacks for weekly meetings, or advertising costs for general club posters
- Projects or activities that are a part of an academic curriculum
This includes field trips, Go Global seminars, exchange programs, or research integral to an academic program
- UBC departmental initiatives
Initiatives include programs such as Peer programs (e.g., Orientation leaders)
Collaborations and funding
Collaborations should involve organization(s) hosting or participating in the event/project, preferably a student-group collaboration. Sponsors do not count as a collaboration. A collaborator cannot receive monetary rewards. For example, a paid speaker for a community organization does not count as a collaboration.