Have an Idea for a Project?
We’re winding down for this current (2017/18) school year, but feel free to contact us to get started on writing a grant next year! We’d love to help you get started.
Western students, staff, and faculty members are eligible to apply for a Sustainable Action Fund grant. Individuals or organizations outside of Western Washington University should look elsewhere for funding opportunities.
The campus community can apply for Small Grants between $500 and $5,000. Small grants have a one part application process where applicant teams must complete the Small Grant Application and submit it to the grant program. The Sustainable Action Fund makes every effort to award Small Grants within one month of the application due date, and does so on a rolling basis. Project implementation may take place as soon as the grant is awarded. The small grant application can be found in the links section
The Large Grants Program offers grants between $5,000 and $150,000. Large grants require a two part application process beginning with a Conceptual Application. If project teams are asked to continue on to write a Final Application, project teams must meet weekly to create a comprehensive proposal complete with a preliminary budget, design, and outreach plan in the Large Grant Final Applications. Depending on the project specifications, project implementation will likely take place between May of 2018 and May of 2019. The large grant Conceptual Application can be found in the links section.
General Requirements For Grant Proposals
All proposals submitted to the SAF Committee must adhere to the following requirements:
- Student proposals must include a staff or faculty sponsor.
- Proposals must address an issue concerning sustainability (Learn what we mean here)
- Proposals must have an educational benefit to Western’s student community.
- Proposals must include student participation and involvement.
- Projects must receive all necessary written approval by the appropriate University administration or departments before final submission.
- The Sustainable Action Fund is not intended to fund any proposals which were previously required by state or federal law, university policy, or contractual agreement.
- The SAF shall not fund operational, maintenance or ongoing costs.
- Proposals must have a method for evaluation and follow-up after the allocation of funds.
- All allocated funds must be spent within the proposal’s approved timeline, unless otherwise approved by the SAF Committee. Ideally, proposals will have a timeline of one year or less.
Awarded project teams will be required to:
- Meet on a regular basis with the SAF Grant Program Coordinator to discuss project status.
- Submit a Project Update report to inform the SAF Committee of your project status
- Submit a Project Poster for presentation to the campus community
- Present at the annual SAF Showcase at the end of the academic year
- Submit a Final Report for the SAF Grant Program