Grant Opportunity: Small Change, Better World

The UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation is introducing the Small Change, Better World grant. Small Change, Better World will fund passionate UC Irvine and UC Merced students up to $3,000 on projects relating to impact and social change in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Students can apply by submitting a proposal that should include:

  • Project rationale and implementation plan (1 page)
    • Describe your proposed project. Include a discussion of why you want to do this project and what problem this project addresses.
  • Budget narrative (1 page)
  • Additional questions
    • Who do you plan to work with (e.g. organization or community leader name) to implement this project? Provide their contact information.
    • What category does this project fall under (e.g. Education, Food Systems, Health)?
    • Do you have any other funding sources for this project (e.g. GoFundMe)? If so, list them here.
    • Will the proposed project be completed within 10-15 weeks of receiving the award?
  • Student Bio (name, GPA, major, campus) with photo

For Summer 2018 projects, the proposal portal opens on April 5 and the submission deadline is May 25.

Additional details about the grant and submission guidelines can be found, here, on the UCI Blum Center webpage.