Sustainability and Community Engagement Fund

Applications for the 2017 funding cycle are now open and are to be submitted before the closing deadline of 29 September 2017.


The Sustainability Community Engagement Fund (SCEF) is a fund targeted toward innovative student, faculty and staff-led projects that will improve the sustainability of our campus while ensuring positive impacts in the surrounding communities.

In 2014, eight Partners from our campus joined their efforts to create the Sustainability Community Engagement Fund. Since then, additional Faculty's and Units have provided their support and have invested in the SCEF. By investing in the Fund, the Partners have agreed to recognize the leadership of higher education institutions and the importance of working collaboratively and responsively toward our social and environmental sustainability. The Fund will support students in becoming more active citizens, by funding projects that will shift business as usual and foster a stronger engagement for sustainable and socially responsible practices and actions on campus.

Mission of the SCEF:

To build a culture of sustainability among the University of Regina campus community while fostering positive impacts in the surrounding community environment.

Objectives of the SCEF:

  • Provide financial resources to innovative projects on sustainability led by students.
  • Foster education and skills building about sustainability and community engagement.
  • Increase the university profile in regards to environmental and social sustainability.
  • Create collaboration between committed units and individuals on campus.

NEW Funding Guidelines

Applications for the 2017 SCEF open 28 August and close 29 September. Applications are to be submitted electronically to Successful applicants be announced no later than Friday 20 October 2017.

The 2017 Sustainability Community Engagement Fund (SCEF) has up to $14,000 to support projects and initiatives that promote sustainability at the University of Regina. Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your application.

Applications to the SCEF will be considered only if the following are met:

  • Primarily impact, and advance sustainability at, the University of Regina including its federated partners
  • Project team must include current UR students and can also include UR/federated college employees
  • Priority will be given to student-led projects and projects not previously funded by the SCEF
  • The project has formal written and/or financial support of internal or external partners

This fund will not support the purchase of computers, furniture, property, or any expense made prior to fund approval. The SCEF will not support payments to any individuals working on the project.

Criteria for Award of Funding

Each project will receive no more than $2,000. If, at the completion of the project or at the end of one year, an unspent balance remains in the project FOAPAL, the University’s contributions will be recovered for disbursement in future Sustainability and Community Engagement Fund awards.

Applications will be at most three (3) pages in length. The first page will contain the project or initiative details (fillable form below), the second page will describe the project or initiative, and how it meets the SCEF criteria, and the third page will detail the budget.

Attached to the application form will be the written and/or financial support of internal or external partners and their contact information.

The application period runs from 1 September to 30 September with completed applications submitted to Applications submitted outside the allotted timeframe may be considered on a case by case basis. All applicants will be notified by 20 October 2017 of their application status.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a follow-up report that will include but is not limited to, the following:

  • Was the project successful?
  • What would you change?
  • What barriers did you encounter?
  • How were the funds spent?
  • How has the project nurtured learning within the University Community?
  • How has it changed behavior?
  • Has the long-term vision of the project changed and if so, how?
  • Do you see any future leaders or funding sources able to sustain this project?
  • How could it involve or affect the wider community?

To apply, click here  ('Save As' enables the fillable form feature).

If you have any questions, please contact

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