Grants Program

Community Tool Shed


The purpose of the VIPIRG Grants Program is to support action-based projects at the University of Victoria and in the greater Victoria community. VIPIRG offers students, collectives and community members support through small and large community grants as well as workshop/conference grants for UVic students.

We accept applications year-round. The average processing time is four – six weeks. Please note applicants are only eligible for one grant each VIPIRG fiscal year (September to August).

Grants Criteria

Priority is given to:

  • University of Victoria students
  • Groups that engage with the University of Victoria campus
  • Groups and projects in Victoria
  • Groups working on the following issues: sustainability, student engagement, poverty, harm reduction, and strengthening relationships with local indigenous nations.  
  • Groups working within their own communities
  • Groups that demonstrate accessibility and long-term vision

How to submit

Please review our grant guidelines (PDF) before applying . If you’d rather attend an in-person grant interview instead of filling out the application form, please email to schedule one.

We have three funding categories:

  1. Small grants ($500)
  2. Large grants ($1500)
  3. Conference & Workshops ($100)

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Questions? Email