Community Life Fund

Do you want to go above and beyond to help foster a positive environment in residence that strives to support, develop and encourage others? The Community Life Fund is for you!

The Community Life Fund is a grant for students living in residence who are interested in going above and beyond what’s expected of them as a community member or student leader to organize programming for the greater residence community. This can include awareness campaigns, skill building workshops, recreational activities and fundraising events.


Programming should aim to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Building up your community within residence through experiential learning activities.
  • Promote and encourage the personal growth and development of individual participants through leadership, academic or professional development.
  • Aim to benefit the larger residence community or include a significant contribution to a target community (i.e. floor) or campus partner (i.e. City of Edmonton) through providing support, engaging with a new audience or promoting the goals, values and objectives of a residence, campus or community partner.


Applications are open to any student or student leader (volunteer, association member) living in a residence community. Students can apply more than once, but priority will be given to first time applicants. Only those awarded a scholarship amount will be contacted.

Before applying, please review the following:

  • Submit your application at least one month prior to your event.
  • Be descriptive and use specific examples of how this program will be positive and impactful.
  • Costs supported through the fund include contracted services, venue bookings, material supplies costs and catering costs.

Each year, applications open in September and close on February 28 (or once all funding for the year has been distributed).

Complete the application form

If you have any questions, contact the Community Life Team at


  • Purpose and value of the activity and explanation of benefit to the residence community
  • Applicant’s role in the activity (i.e. participant, coordinator)
  • Quality of the application (i.e. level of detail, persuasive justification and logical explanations)
  • Fiscal responsibility (i.e. effort to minimize overall costs)

Once you have been awarded a scholarship, you will be responsible for attending two meetings with members of the Community Life team — before and after your event.

Please note there is a limited amount of funding available per year through the scholarship fund. The scholarship will be closed once all funding has been distributed for the year.