Partnership Recognition and Exploration (PRE) Fund

Get up to $1,500 for community-university collaboration and relationship building. 

Every day, people on and off-campus work together on joint initiatives that benefit both the community and UBC. Whether it’s engaged research, experiential learning, planning and policy development, educational programming, dialogue projects, workshops and beyond — our impact grows when we work together. 

The Community Engagement Partnership Recognition and Exploration (PRE) Fund awards up to $1,500 to fill small resource gaps so community partners can build reciprocal relationships with UBC students, faculty, and staff. 

Awarding up to $75,000 annually, the fund supports applicants looking to develop new or existing community-university relationships and especially welcomes collaborative initiatives that advance: 

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion  
  • Indigenous engagement and reconciliation  
  • Health innovation and community wellbeing  
  • Sustainability and climate action  
  • Teaching, learning, and research excellence 

We are now accepting applications!

The PRE Fund in action 

Similar to our larger CUES Fund, PRE funding is provided directly to community partners — allowing communities to decide where funding will be most impactful instead of the university. Since 2017, the fund has awarded more than $450,000 to 289 community-university partnerships, with approximately 50% of funding going to IBPOC-led community organizations.  

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