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Inspired by the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan initiatives, Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to introduce the VCC Eco-College Small Grants Program.
This program provides grants of up to $500 to current VCC students, instructors, and staff who wish to develop projects that help make the college greener.
The VCC Eco-College grants will be allocated to projects based on VCC’s Environmental Sustainability Strategies:
How to submit
Proposals must include:
Proposals may be submitted in any format (document, video file, audio file, or in person). To book an in-person proposal session, please contact VCC’s Environmental Community Action Team (ECAT) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kinds of projects qualify?
All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
A panel will determine the eligibility of grant recipients based on the following criteria:
Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.
Using your grant
Grant recipients will be assigned an ECAT liaison member who will help navigate VCC resources such as room booking, printing, marketing, security, risk assessment, etc.
If the project is going to take place in a common area of the college, the grant recipient must obtain appropriate permission and insurance prior to their project start date.
Grant recipients are responsible for managing the grant money. They will be required to keep expense receipts to account for all project costs. While some projects may continue year-round, it is expected that grants are spent and receipts submitted no later than February 15, 2020.
Grant winners will be required to supply a 300-word report and images of the project after completion.
Did you know? VCC has surpassed its sustainability goals by achieving $2 million in energy savings in less than 10 years.