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Sustainability Projects Fund

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Apply for Big Wave (Over $100,000) Funding

The Sustainability Projects Fund’s Big Wave funds projects between $100,000 and $400,000. Past successful Big Wave projects include:


For your project to be eligible, it must:

  1. Be led by a current McGill student or staff;
  2. Take place on a McGill campus;
  3. Be sustainability-focused and managed sustainably;
  4. Involve and benefit the McGill community; and
  5. Have a reasonable budget that makes sense in the context of the project's scope and people reached.'

Application Process

The Big Wave Stream accepts pre-applications on October 1, February 1, and June 1. Want to learn more about the application process? Download the How To Apply Flow Chart

  1. Review SPF Reference Documents to make sure your project fits the scope of the SPF.
  2. Download and complete the Big Wave Pre-Application Form, as well as the SPF Staff Position Appendix and Big Wave Planning Phase Appendix if required for your project. 
  3. Submit your completed Big Wave Pre-Application form using the form below. 
  4. Receive feedback from SPF staff within two weeks of submission deadline. All pre-application forms will be reviewed by the Governance Council shortly after the submission deadline. The response time for Big Wave applications depends on how efficiently you complete Stage 2 of the Big Wave application process after receiving the Governance Council's initial feedback. 

Have any questions about the application process? Get in touch with the spf.sustainability [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Apply%20For%20Funding%20-%20SPF%20Steward) (SPF team.)

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