Connect to Community Grant

About the grant

The Connect to Community Grant (C2C) offers UBC undergraduate and master's degree students the opportunity to create and implement a meaningful project in partnership with a local not-for-profit community organization. Designed as an accessible introduction to the grants experience, the C2C grant strives to be a dynamic learning opportunity. It challenges students to learn from the onset of the application through to project completion, without the fear of failing. We encourage students and community partners to test new ideas. Applicants can request funds between $200 and $1500 for their proposed project which must be completed within 4 months of receiving funds.

What the grant can fund

Examples of how you can use the funding include:

  • A project that you were involved in as part of a course-based, Volunteer, or Reading Week placement or with a community organization you are already connected to

  • Developing and hosting workshops in the community based on community interests and needs

  • Supporting an existing community directed initiative, such as a communications campaign, program for a particular community group, or an event

Check out past grant winners for more ideas! 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all project proposals must follow UBC and BC Government public safety protocols. For more information, visit UBC's Covid-19 Health Guidance page.

Funds can cover the cost of materials, printing costs, space rentals, snacks, and other relevant project needs.  

Applying for the Grant

If you're interested in applying for a grant or curious to learn more, email the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) at to book an advising session with our staff to brainstorm your impact project idea.

Before you apply

Review the following documents that you will need to complete your application:

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Application timelines

Fall applications

September 7, 2021

Application opens

October 29, 2021

Application closes

Mid-December, 2021

Winner announced

Winter applications

November 8, 2021

Application opens

February 4, 2022

Application closes

Early April, 2022

Winner announced

If you have questions