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UTown@UBC Wellbeing Grant

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Have a great idea to promote health, wellbeing and social sustainability on campus? Apply for a UTown@UBC Wellbeing Grant and you could receive up to $1000 towards a project that advances wellbeing for the UBC community.

With the generous support of Wellbeing at UBC, we are pleased to announce that a special UTown@UBC Wellbeing Grant will be offered this semester!

This grant will be awarded to projects that demonstrate a commitment to improving human and ecological wellbeing in line with the principles and calls to action in the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.

UTown@UBC Community Wellbeing Grant

The objectives of UTown@UBC Community Wellbeing Grant are to:

  • Provide a catalyst for wellbeing, health and social sustainability of UBC’s people and environments, including, but not limited to:
    • Mental health & resilience
    • Promoting physical activity & reducing sedentary behaviour
    • Inclusion & connectivity
    • Food & nutrition
    • Active transportation
    • Built, natural, & social environments
  • Support student-led projects that foster collaboration and inclusivity, stimulate student learning and success, and achieve meaningful change.
  • Advance human and ecological wellbeing and build community.
  • Forge partnerships among individuals, units and organizations on campus around health and wellbeing.
  • Advance “campus as a living lab initiatives” that support the health, wellbeing and sustainability of people and environments that are part of the UBC community.

Eligibility and Guidelines

The following are guidelines for eligibility when applying for a UTown@UBC Community Wellbeing Grant.

  1. You must be a UBC student who is currently enrolled in classes. Student groups and clubs are eligible for project funding.
  2.  Projects must be completed by no later than November 15, 2016.
  3. Applicants cannot profit financially from the project.
  4. Any unused funds must be returned at the end of the grant cycle.
  5. Applicants may only receive funding for one project.
  6. Funding may not be used for retroactive funding or equipment and furniture purchases. If equipment purchases are essential to the project, please include a written explanation.
  7. Promotional materials for the project must be approved by Community Grant Selection Committee prior to being released.

Application deadline is 4:30 pm on March 7, 2016.  If you have any questions regarding eligibility or guidelines, please email


A written evaluation report of the project must be provided to the Grant Selection Committee no later than two weeks after the conclusion of the project, showing how funds were spent, the results achieved, and how the project contributed to the wellbeing of the campus. Photos are welcomed. The report must include original receipts for all funds spent.

Application Process: