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Connect to Community Grant

About the grant

The Connect to Community Grant (C2C) offers UBC 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, challenging 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 approximately 4 months of receiving funds (April 2019 & August 2019 respectively).

What the grant can fund

Examples of how you can use the funding include:

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

  • Develop and host workshops in the community based on community interests and needs

  • Support 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! 

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

Applying for the Grant

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

To apply for the grant, follow this link to our online application form.

Please download and review the application package before you begin your application. Please note that the application MUST be submitted electronically through the link above.

Additional documents to download - Budget Template & Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs List

Important Grant Dates

C2C Fall

Application Opens September 4th, 2018
Application Closes October 26th, 2018
Winner Announced November 23rd, 2018

C2C Winter

Application Opens November 13th, 2018
Application Closes January 29th, 2019
Winner Announced February 26th, 2019

Past grant winners

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