Student Grants for Community Projects

Student Grants for Community Projects

Transform an idea into action, and receive funding to make it happen

About CCEL Student Grants

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning funds student-led projects that partner with BC-based community organizations. Grants are made available so you can help address community priorities through projects that you design and execute. Build on your experience working with the community, and get creative with what you can do to address community needs.

Connect to Community Grant

Grant amount: $200 to $1,500 CAD

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate (master’s) students 

Funded projects: Introductory, trial, or novel project in partnership with a BC-based community organization

Applications open Nov 7, 2022

Apply by Feb 5, 2023

Chapman and Innovation Grants

Grant amount: $1,500 to $10,000 CAD

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate (master’s) students

Funded projects: Innovative or creative approaches to a community issue in partnership with a BC-based community organization

Applications open Nov 7, 2022

Apply by Feb 5, 2023

For International Students

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning has funds designated for international students to lead projects in partnership with BC-based community organizations. Grants from $200 to $10,000 CAD are available for international students to lead projects that take local action on a global issue. 

If you are an international student applying for one of the grants listed above, simply indicate your status as an international student in the standardized application form found on the respective grant pages.

Application Timelines

Fall applications

DateDescription
September 6, 2022Connect to Community application opens
October 28, 2022Connect to Community application closes
Mid-December, 2022Connect to Community winners announced

Winter applications

DateDescription
November 7, 2022Connect to Community application opens & Chapman and Innovation application opens
February 3, 2023Connect to Community application closes & Chapman and Innovation application closes
Early April, 2023Winners announced

If you have questions

Contact the Centre for Community Engaged Learning at community.learning@ubc.ca if you have any questions about community-based learning opportunities, programs, and resources.

The Centre also has advisors available for 1:1 consultations. Our expertise in community engaged learning and community collaboration are available as a resource for students looking to develop a project and apply for a grant.