Grants Program

Community Tool Shed


You could be awarded $500 - $1500 in funding!

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

VIPIRG is based in the University of Victoria, as such UVic students are prioritized in our funding process. 


Grant applications are reviewed once a year. The next grants deadline is March 31 2019 at midnight.

Funding to attend conferences and workshops are reviewed on a rolling basis. Average processing time is 4 weeks.

Please note applicants are only eligible for any form of VIPIRG funding once each 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 working on the following issues: sustainability, student engagement, poverty, harm reduction, and strengthening relationships with local indigenous nations.

  • Groups that demonstrate accessibility and long-term vision

How to submit

Please review our grant guidelines (PDF) before applying. 

We have three funding categories:

  1. Small grants ($500)

  2. Large grants ($1500)

  3. Conference & Workshops ($150)

Apply Online

Apply In-Person

If you’d rather attend an in-person grant interview instead of filling out the application form, please email to schedule one. Interviews take place in VIPIRG's main office in SUB B122 (University of Victoria). 

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