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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. 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 approximately 4 months of receiving funds (April 2019 & August 2019 respectively).

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

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? Email us at community.learning@ubc.ca to book an advising session with our staff to brainstorm your impact project idea.

The grant application link will go live in September 2019.

Before you fill out the application form:

Important Grant Dates

C2C Fall
Application Opens September 3, 2019
Application Closes October 28, 2019
Winner Announced Early December, 2019
C2C Winter
Application Opens November 11, 2019
Application Closes January 24, 2020
Winner Announced Mid-March, 2020

Past grant winners

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