Grants

We offer two different types of grants to make sure your projects and ideas can get funded: Sustainability Community Grants and Social Innovation Grants. Every year, we contribute $12,500 to make these grants happen in order to ensure great ideas get the funding they need to get off the ground.

Past Grant Recipients

For information about the grants, contact: studentseedfunding@radiussfu.com. Please be sure to include which granting stream you are interested in learning more about, the Sustainable Community Grant or the Social Innovation Seed Fund, in the subject line.


Sustainable Community Grants

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Do you have an idea for a sustainability-related project or event and need financial support to make it happen?

Embark is currently accepting applications for our Sustainable Community Grant up to $500. 

THIS GRANT FUNDS INITIATIVES, EVENTS and CAMPAIGNS THAT:

  • Offer unique opportunities for students to make our campus or wider community more sustainable.
  • Engage SFU administration or other decision-makers about social, environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Engage diverse disciplines and groups, so students from more programs and backgrounds can connect sustainability to their interests and passions.

For the 2016-17 granting year, the fund will accept applications according to the following schedule:

Round

Application Deadline

Notification of Results

1

November 18, 2016

December 5, 2016

2

December 30, 2016

January 16, 2016

3

February 17, 2017

March 6, 2017

4

March 31, 2017

April 18, 2017

The 2016-17 application will be open until funds run out. We will post a notice once they are fully committed.

 


Social Innovation Seed Fund

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Are you an SFU student working on a radical idea with social or environmental impact at its core? Need seed funding to get it off the ground? We’re happy to offer Social Innovation Seed Funding to provide funding in amounts ranging from $200 to $1000, depending on project size and budget. We've partnered with RADIUS SFU to make this fund possible.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Student Social Innovation Projects are initiatives, ventures, products, programs or processes intended to create positive social, economic or environmental transformation for SFU and/or its communities.

All students from across SFU are encouraged to apply. A primary team member must be an active graduate or undergraduate student at SFU; each primary applicant and team may submit only one application per year.

APPLICATION CYCLES

For the 2016-17 granting year, the fund will accept applications according to the following schedule:

Round

Application Deadline

Notification of Results

1

November 14, 2016

December 9, 2016

2

January 9, 2017

February 3, 2017

3

February 6, 2017

March 3, 2017

4

April 17, 2017

May 12, 2017

Funds in this cycle are limited and we will post a notice once they are fully committed.

ADJUDICATION

Applications will be reviewed by an internal committee led by the Social Innovation Seed Fund Coordinator and RADIUS Edu Manager and evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Their eligibility according to the terms described
  2. Project potential including demonstrated understanding of the problem being solved, communities served, need for funding requested, and strength of the individual/team making the request
  3. Impact – to what degree might this create lasting economic, social and/or environmental transformation?

We will attempt to respond to your application within two weeks from the date it is received.

CONDITIONS

* Grantees are required to complete a learning report about their experience no later than 30 days after project delivery, or by July 1, 2017 (whichever comes first).

* Grantees are required to prepare one blog post (video and photo encouraged!) that documents the project to be shared on the RADIUS and Embark websites no later than 30 days after project delivery, or by July 1, 2017 (whichever comes first).

 

 

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