Good news! RADIUS and Embark have partnered for a second year to offer the SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Funding to current undergraduate and graduate students. The SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Fund supports radical change endeavours with social and environmental impact at their core by providing amounts of $200 to $1,000 to successful student and student group applicants. Social innovation projects can be initiatives, ventures, products, programs or processes that attempt to positively transform SFU and its broader communities. Past projects include Slow Streets, an observational research initiative that documents the effects of having one form of transportation dominate a city, and As We Are, an online style community featuring people navigating health conditions.
Get started on your application today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, beginning October 7th, 2015 and closing May 2016 or when funding runs out, whichever comes first. Applicants can expect to hear back within 6 weeks of their application submission.
Not sure the SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Fund is a good fit for your idea? Check out Embark Sustainability’s Community Grant, now accepting applications until November 2nd, 2015. 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.