Chapman and Innovation Grants

Chapman and Innovation Grants

Get funding for larger community projects to support local non-profit organizations.

About the Grant

The Chapman and Innovation Grants (C&I) offer UBC students the opportunity to create and carry out a meaningful project in partnership with a BC-based community partner. The C&I grants are designed to help students work with a community organization to test a new idea and to take initiative in tackling a social and/or environmental issue in their community.

Applicants can request up to $10,000 CAD of funding for their proposed project, which must be completed within six (6) months of the grant being awarded.

Successful proposals promote the self-empowerment of communities and foster strong, long-term partnerships between UBC and the community. Recipients are required to participate in a mid-project check-in with Centre for Community and Engaged Learning (CCEL) staff and to submit a brief final report.

Eligibility GuidelinesReview the eligibility requirements ahead of time to ensure you meet them.
Chapman and Innovation Grants – Application PackageThis sample application package from the 2023/24 year can be used as a reference. Please note that the application may change in 2024/25 cycle.
Chapman and Innovation Grants – Application ToolkitProvides guidance about how to respond to each of the sections within the application.
Please review the toolkit before starting your application.
CCEL Grants Partnership Agreement (PDF)Use this document to establish project expectations, needs, and processes with your community partner.
Application DeadlineApplications for CCEL grants are now closed for the 2023/24 year. Please check back in November 2024 for details for the 2024/25 cycle.

Previous Chapman & Innovation Grant Recipients

Grants Project Library: Check out project reports from past grant winners for more ideas and inspiration!


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