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Go Wild School Grants

Go wild with WWF-Canada on your campus.

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Go Wild School Grants

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Are you interested in going wild with WWF-Canada on your campus? Do you want to help build and lead a sustainability project that will help restore nature at your school? Go Wild School Grants have brought projects to life that connected students, and the community, to nature and fostered an appreciation that lasts a lifetime.

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Go Wild with WWF

Students, ratified clubs and associations, and campus staff and faculty are invited to apply for up to $1000 to bring a project idea to life with a WWF Go Wild School Grant. If you are awarded a grant, you will have the opportunity to plan, build and execute your project plan, expand your networks by collaborating with different campus stakeholders and be recognized on our national website. Submit your online application by 5 p.m. EST on November 16, 2020 for your chance to be selected for a grant up to $1000 to kick-start your project!

Proposal Guidelines

We are looking for ideas that will protect or restore nature, including activities directly related to creating, restoring, rehabilitating or recovering natural ecosystems and habitats on campus or in your local community.

Proposals must also:

  • Practice or monitor: Introduce new hands-on or digital practices that reflect the value of nature in the campus community or develop new practices related to the impact of climate change.
    Or
  • Celebrate or educate: Include activities, campaigns, or events that enhance the importance of healthy natural ecosystems while increasing student understanding of environmental issues and inspiring environmental leadership and action.

Key Dates

  • September 15, 2020
    Application period opens
  • November 16, 2020
    Application period closes
  • December 4, 2020
    Recipients notified
  • January 4, 2021
    Projects begin

Bring Your Project to Life

Why get involved?

Whether you are interested in making a positive impact for the environment or your community or building skill-sets and experiences for your resume, Go Wild School Grants can help you reach these goals.

Leadership and teamwork

Canadians are looking for opportunities to take action and to make an impact. Go Wild Grantees can help provide opportunities for others to participate in their projects or events. While helping to educate others, you will also develop leadership and team management skills.

Build your resume

Gain experiences for your resume including project management, grant writing, creating proposals and budgets. You will become more skilled at strategic and critical thinking, time management, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork.

Local and national recognition

Go Wild School Grant recipients and their projects will be recognized on WWF-Canada's national website which can be linked to your online resume.

Contribute to environmental and social responsibility

Your project will help nature thrive and create a sense of community. Creating volunteer opportunities with your project could help fellow students develop professional skills or find relief from the stresses and pressures of school, contributing to improved mental health.

Living Planet Leader

Helping to lead a Go Wild project demonstrates Leadership and Teamwork. If your grant application was an exercise tied to one of your courses, or it is an idea tied to introducing a new concept to your academic program, don’t forget to track your activity in the Application of Sustainability in Academics.

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