Grow Your Community Fund
One-time seed funding for students and grassroots student organizations to host small-scale events
As a key strategy for advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Manitoba, Laurie Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students) introduced the Grow Your Community Fund in Winter Term 2023.
“We know students want to create meaningful connections while at university,” says Laurie Schnarr (Vice-Provost Students), “but sometimes they encounter barriers that are difficult to overcome. We established this fund to mitigate some of those challenges. It also provides opportunities for student communities to plan and host activities that promote a sense of belonging and inclusion for students who are seeking those important connections.”
The Fund provides one-time seed funding for students and grassroots student organizations to host small-scale events and activities for minoritized, marginalized or other under-represented groups in the Winter Term 2024.
Approximately $12,500 is available for applications that meet the eligibility criteria.
Who Can Apply?
Registered UM undergraduate and graduate students who self identify as members of minoritized, marginalized or other under-represented groups, as defined by the Anti-Racism Task Force, are eligible to apply.
Apply this fall for events hosted in the Winter Term 2024:
- Applications open: Monday, September 25, 2023
- Application deadline: Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
- Applicants notified by: Friday, November 3, 2023 for implementation in Winter 2024
- Funds available in January 2024
Project Eligibility Criteria
Projects must meet the following criteria:
- Proposed by applicants who are currently registered as undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Manitoba and who identify as members of minoritized, marginalized or other under-represented groups.
- Organizers must have completed the Sexual Violence Awareness Course in UM Learn and commit to working in ways informed by anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion.
- Events or activities are intended to support community building amongst members of minoritized, marginalized or other under-represented groups.
- At least one applicant must be intending to register for the term in which the event or activity will be implemented.
- The initiative is small in scale (<100 people) and will take place on a UM campus.
Visit the Grow Your Community Fund webpage for more information.