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Chapman and Innovation Grants

Funding for larger community projects

About the grant

All UBC undergraduate and graduate students (except doctoral) are eligible for the Chapman and Innovation Grants.

Projects are eligible for up-to $10,000 with 3-5 projects funded each year. Students do not need to apply for the full amount if another amount is more appropriate for their project needs. Projects should be completed no later than August 31 of the year funded. 

The Chapman and Innovation Grants are designed to help students work with a community partner to test a new idea and take initiative in tackling issues affecting under-represented populations in their local communities. We encourage students and community partners to be innovative in their thinking and to test new ideas without the fear of failing. In fact, the Chapman and Innovation Grants are specifically designed to help students and community partners think imaginatively, constructively, and to push boundaries - without concern for everything going right - as we believe the best learning often comes from simply trying.

Note: Only undergraduate and master’s degree students are eligible for the C2C Grant at this time.

What the grant can fund

  • Projects that include off-campus activities, workshops, community-meetings, initiatives, community events, forums, educational, health, environmental or cultural-based projects.

  • Projects with a Community-Partner who is a registered charity, society, cooperative, non-profit or public sector, community organization, First Nation, school, municipal, federal or provincial government office.

Check out past grant winners for more ideas! 

Applying for the grant

Interested in applying for a grant or curious to learn more? Email us at to book an advising session with our staff to brainstorm your impact project idea.

The grant application link will go live in November 2019.

Before you fill out the application form:

Important grant dates

Application Opens November 19, 2019
Application Closes January 24, 2020
Winners Announced Mid-March, 2020

Past grant winners

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