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The GoMakeADifference grants are awarded to successful applicants who are students at any UWC school or college from around the world. The projects must be led by a student studying for their IBDP at UWC, but UWC students of any age can support on a project.

Please ensure that you meet the criteria before completing and submitting your application and are aware of how the projects will be assessed. During the current global pandemic, we still very much want to support UWC students to make a difference, but it is vital students do so, in a way that is completely safe to them and everyone affected by their project.

So this year, when applying we request that you tell us –

  1. Details of the project, how it is to be delivered and how it will make a difference
  2. Details about yourself and team members and your motivation for this project
  3. How you can be confident that the project can be delivered safely in the COVID19 environment

Whilst so many people are suffering from the global pandemic we shall only be awarding grants to projects where it is demonstrable that they can be delivered in a safe manner with no risk to anyone. We shall be seeking assurances in this regard from your teachers, parents or other relevant people.

To apply for a GoMakeADifference award, we would like you to submit a project proposal in the specified format and as part of your application please complete the form below. You must upload your project proposal as one document in the specified format. Your application will be reviewed and we will contact you in due course. As mentioned above, we will be looking to recognise and reward innovative projects that can be delivered in a manner that complies with any Covid safe constraints.

Please remember, we do not want you to go ahead running your project if it is not completely safe for you and everyone affected by your project.

Online Application Form
  • (Choose a formal title for your project - keep it short and memorable)
  • (In no more than 20 words, give an outline of what the project is about)
  • (These are people who will be delivering the project)
  • (It is useful to know what the total cost of your project is likely to be. Whilst $1,000 has traditionally been the the maximum award, if your project requires a grant in excess of $1,000, please explain why your project would benefit from additional funding.)
Project Leader 1
  • (Please note: the award is only available to UWC students, to enable them to make a difference. Whilst the project can be supported by any student from UWC, projects must be led by either a 1st or 2nd year student studying for their IBDP at any UWC school or College.)
Project Leader 2
  • (Please note: the award is only available to final year UWC students, to enable them to make a difference after leaving UWC. There needs to be at least one member of your team that is a final year student at a UWC School/College.)
Add Project Proposal, your video (optional) & Send

In order to submit an application for a GoMakeADifference grant, UWC students must complete the Online Application Form and attach a Project Proposal consisting of the following sections A-D and preferably also section E.

Applicants are to submit sections A-D as one coherent document. The document must include:

  • A title page
  • A table of contents
  • Section A - your project
  • Section B - your plan
  • Section C - about you and the team
  • Section D - your COVID-19 statement

The document must be uploaded with your online form in a PDF or Microsoft Word format and must include a word count immediately following each section A-C.

  • For clarification of what must be covered in these sections please review the Writing Your Proposal guidelines
  • Please remember, we do not want you to go ahead running your project if it is not completely safe for you and everyone affected by your project. If you plan to run your project this year, please explain why you believe it is safe for your project to be run this year
  • A link to any video your have on YouTube, etc.

GoMakeADifference Initiative really allowed me to make a difference somewhere as well as allow me to understand how collaborative work and social engagement can be used to make a positive difference in the world. GoMakeADifference fosters that creativity that you've gained from Atlantic College and makes you understand that you can make a difference and an impact if you put your mind to it.

— Scott Dwyer (AC12), Clara Gurreso (AC12), Siobhan Weber (AC13), Zoological Enrichment of Animals with Nanjing Zoo