Submit a Proposal

The committee has received proposals from as small as $50 to as large as $40,000. Examples of smaller proposals (<$500) are those from student organizations hosting an event on campus, such as movie showings, student gatherings, and volunteer activities. The may also help with supplies for a small project, such as repairing the student gardens or paying for an Adopt-a-Spot sign on campus.

If your proposal is requesting less than $500 please submit the Small Grant Proposal Form.

Above $500 please use the Large Grant Proposal Form. One difference is that larger projects must identify a campus partner that can help with planning and, if there is a permanent addition to campus, become the caretaker. Examples include official departments or offices staffed by the university. Examples include the CGI investments in bikeshare racks (now maintained by PaTS), hammocks (maintained by the Grounds Department), and water-bottle filling stations (maintained by Facilities Maintenance and Operations).

We challenge students to propose a green project for UNC Charlotte. Successful grantwriters work with university staff to carry out their approved project as we help make UNC Charlotte a greener place!

For those of you who are not familiar with CGI, here is some information that might help you out:

  • CGI uses a student committee to decide which proposals get funded.
  • Student Government dedicates $1 per full-time student every semester to create the ‘green fund’.
  • The committee gives preference to sustainability-related projects proposed by students, or that benefit students directly.
  • The Projects page has examples of ideas funded as well as examples of some completed proposal forms.

The CGI Committee looks forward to working with you toward a greener future.