Connect to Community Grant

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 carry out a small-scale project in partnership with a BC-based community partner. The C2C grants are designed to help students work with a community organization to test a new idea and to take the initiative in tackling a social and/or environmental issue in their local community.

Designed as an introduction to the grants experience, students are challenged to learn from the application process through to project completion. We encourage students and community partners to test new ideas.

Applicants can request funds between $200 to $1,500 CAD. They must complete the project within 4 – 6 months of receiving funds.

Apply for the grant

Eligibility GuidelinesReview the eligibility requirements ahead of time to ensure you meet them.
Connect to Community Grant – 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.
Connect to Community Grant – 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 Connect to Community Grant Recipients

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


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