Application process

No formal applications will be accepted without prior contact between an individual applicant or group and the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability (OCPS).

Project ideas will be initially outlined to UVic Sustainability Coordinators prior to a formal submissions by one of the following means:

  1. Phone

Pre-screen

Prior to contacting the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability, as the applicant you should be able to answer the following pre-screening questions:

  1. What area of the Action Plan does your project address?
  2. What impacts do you expect your project will have?
  3. Who are the key individuals you are planning to work with on your project and how will their skills contribute to the project’s success?

Developing your idea

  1. Answer pre-screening questions.
  2. Contact  UVic Sustainability Coordinators for assistance in developing your project ideas. 
    1. The OCPS staff will work with Facilities Management to determine the feasibility of projects that propose alterations to physical spaces on campus or operational procedures.
    2. Project feedback will be provided to you by OCPS staff. 
  3. Incorporate feedback and submit application for the Campus Sustainability Fund. 

Differentiating Projects

Some sustainability projects will produce a quantifiable energy and/or water savings, and therefore provide a direct financial return to the University. The Campus Sustainability Fund has established one process for projects that provide a direct financial return to the university, and another process for projects that do not.

Sustainability projects 

  • Development stage: individual or group works with OCPS staff on project idea, application is invited once the project feasibility is determined with Facilities Management and necessary adjustments are completed 
  • Evaluation stage:
    • Applications under $1000 are reviewed by OCPS staff and recommended for approval 
    • Applications over $1000 are reviewed by Review Committee and recommended for approval 
    • All recommended projects are reviewed by the AVP Financial Planning and Operations for final approval  

Energy and water projects

  • Development stage: individual or group works with OCPS staff on project idea, application is invited once the project feasibility is determined with Facilities Management and necessary adjustments are completed 
  • Evaluation stage: 
    • Applications are reviewed by Revolving Loan Fund Committee and recommended for approval 
    • All recommended projects are reviewed by AVP Financial Planning and Operations for final approval 

Applications