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The Green Fund gives the UWL community the means to make large steps towards a more sustainable campus. Whether that be through reducing our carbon footprint, reducing water usage, helping move away from single use plastics or in countless other ways! 

How to write a Grant

  1. Email the Green Fund Coordinator at or send an email right from this page.
    1. Let them know what you plan on writing a grant about. They can tell you the feasibility of your project and connect you with the staff members needed to make your project possible.
  2. Download correct application from website (located under "Apply Now" on this page)
    1. Large Green Fund Grant Applications are for grants costing $5000 and up
    2. Mini Green Fund Grant Applications are for grant costing $4999 and below
  3.  Submit completed Grant Application to the Green Fund Coordinator at
    1. They may make edits or ask for changes to be made.
    2. Once approved by the Green Fund Coordinator, your grant will move to the Approval Process!


What is the Green Fund? expanding section

The Green Fund was proposed by students and passed in a student referendum in the spring of 2008 by a vote of 2222 to 275. Each semester an amount $10.83 will be collected from each student and placed into the Green Fund, totaling roughly $60,000 per semester. Applications for projects funded by this money are collected and reviewed by the Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability(JCES), then forwarded to the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (SUFAC). SUFAC then moves applications on to Student Senate with its recommendations. Student Senate decides upon final Green Fund application approvals.
Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to propose projects from the Green Fund. We value innovation and cooperation.


The Fall application deadline for large grants ($5,000+) is Friday November 6th and mini-grants are accepted throughout the academic year. 


The Green Fund bylaws are an important document that highlights various aspects of the Green Fund application process. 

How much can I request? expanding section

There isn't a limit on the amount you may request.

Mini-grant requests are for smaller projects and the maximum request is $4,999.

Who can apply? expanding section

Students, staff, and faculty can apply for the Green Fund grants. 

However, only students can apply for the Green Fund mini-grant.

Who do I contact if I have a question? expanding section

The Green Fund Coordinators are here to help with the application process.

A Green Fund Coordinator may be contacted by our updated email at Please setup an appointment today! 

Or, you can visit the Contact Us page.