Office of Student Life Grants

Apply for a grant

PLEASE NOTE: due to Covid-19, for the October 16, 2020 deadline we will only be accepting applications for virtual events (not on-campus events).

The Office of Student Life offers two grants to students:

  1. Student Life Activity Grant 
  2. UVic Anti-Racism Grant

Each grant currently has a maximum award amount of $1000.00 per application.

UVic Anti-Racism Grant

A new grant launched September 2020 to address racism and engage anti-racism strategies.

UVic Anti-Racism Grant Application

Student Life Activity Grant

A grant launched in 2016 to support students in hosting events that promote a healthy campus culture including raising awareness of mental health and sexualized violence. 

Student Life Activity Grant Application

Application Details 

Only complete applications will be considered.

Upcoming Deadlines 

Deadlines apply to both the Student Life Activity Grant and the UVic Anti-Racism Grant.

  • October 16, 2020 4:00pm***EXTENDED from October 5, 2020***
  • January 25, 2021 4:00pm


  • All registered University of Victoria students are eligible to apply once per three deadlines in a fiscal year (i.e. July 2020, October 2020, January 2021). Fiscal years are April 1st to March 31st.
  • Priority will be given to applicants displaying support, such as a letter of recommendation and a financial contribution from their department or faculty for the proposed initiative.
  • Priority will be given to applicants requesting funds for holding an event on campus, in the event that not all applicants can be funded in a given fiscal year. 
  • Grant funding is not available for prizes, equipment, programs or courses worth academic credit, or transportation (i.e. flight, bus, train, taxi, etc.).

Application Process

  • To be considered, students must complete the application form. Only complete applications are considered. Applications are accepted within the term that the deadline belongs to.
  • Grant applications are reviewed immediately following each deadline by a panel comprised of members from various departments on campus.
  • The distribution or remittance of approved support funds will be organized on a case-by-case basis that meets both the needs of the applicant and the payment procedures of the University.


The Office of Student Life will maintain a list of approved grants on the Student Life website in order to provide transparency and accountability.

Successful applicants are required to provide a 5-10 minute presentation on the outcome of the event/activity to the Student Life Activity Grant Committee. The presentation must be completed at the following deadline committee meeting.

Applicants that do not complete the presentation at one of the following two meeting dates may be required to pay grant money back and/or have a hold put on their UVic account.

Questions regarding either grant can be directed to Sarein Basi-Primeau, Office of Student Life at 250-472-5617 or .    

Recent Recipients

October 2019

Jessica Burgyne-King – Students' Open Forum Against Racism (SOFAR)

Awarded: $1200.00

SOFAR hosted "Revolution & Resilience: An Anti-Racism and Decolonization Workshop" October 10 & 11, 2019 in the Michele Pujol room in the Student Union Building. This two-day workshop centered on decolonization and indigenous sovereignty through dialogue and interactive small group activities facilitated by BIPOC facilitators.

Instagram: sofaruvic

Facebook: SOFAR 

Madeleine Kenton – U.S. MidWest Society for Women in Philoshophy Conference

Awarded: $700.00

Madeleine was invited to present their undergraduate paper on the topic of gender and medical care. An extraordinary achievement for an undergraduate student in the philosophy discipline. Madeleine will then be hosting an event on campus relating to their topic of study and what they learned at the conference.

Stacie Swain - On behalf of the Little Big House Build for the Ma'amtagila Land Rematriation Project

Awarded: $1000.00

A group of Indigenous and Settler students and community members built a Little Big House to support the Matriarch Camp and Ma'amtagila Land Rematriation Project from September 23 to October 2, 2019 outside of the Student Union Building. The construction of the Little Big House is part of an assertion of Indigenous sovereignty spear-headed by Ma'amtagila matriarch Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas, in coordination with broader Kwakwaka'wakw hereditary leadership, whose territory covers a large portion of northern Vancouver Island.