Funding is available to SFU students to support meaningful projects in the community. RADIUS and Embark have partnered for a third year to offer the SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Fund to current undergraduate and graduate students.
The SFU Social Innovation Seed Fund
The SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Fund supports radical change endeavours with social and environmental impact at their core. It provides amounts of $200 to $1,000 to successful student and student group applicants.
Social innovation projects considered by the fund can be initiatives, ventures, products, programs or processes that contribute to positive transformation for SFU and its broader communities.
Past SI Seed Fund Recipients
For three years the SI Seed Fund has been supporting impactful projects.
Past projects include…
- Slow Streets: an observational research initiative that documents the effects of having one form of transportation dominate a city;
- CityHive: a youth-empowerment program to help youth influence, shape and co-create their cities;
- Butt Out Vancouver: an initiative aimed at reducing cigarette butt litter; and
- As We Are: an online style community featuring people navigating health conditions.
Read about the other awesome projects that have been supported to date.
Applying to the Social Innovation Seed Fund
Do you have an idea or project that could join the esteemed ranks of the SI Seed Fund recipient list?
The final Seed Fund deadline for 2018 is May 18th at midnight!
APPLY NOW for your chance to receive seed funding!
Other Social Innovation Funds for SFU Students
Not sure the SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Fund is a good fit for your idea? Check out Embark Sustainability’s Community Grant. This fund offers up to $500 of support to student-led sustainability projects that engage diverse groups of people on issues of social, economic and environmental sustainability.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Navjot Gill, Social Innovation Seed Fund Coordinator, at studentseedfunding[at]radiussfu.com.