Late Night Mini-Grants

Applications now open.         

Late night mini grants are intended to help provide support for student-led, engaging activities that do not involve alcohol during high-risk times. All undergraduate and graduate clubs, as well as students who are planning social, recreational or entertainment-based late night programming (defined as 9pm start time or later), are eligible to apply for event costs up to $150 per year. Residence hall staff (excluding rectors) may apply for event costs up to $250 per year. Please complete the mini-grant application form below.              

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Mini grant activities should meet most or all of the following guidelines:

  • Application is submitted at least two weeks prior to date of event.
  • Late night mini grant requirement: On Thursday, Friday or Saturday night after 9 pm OR an event directly linked to a high-risk time (ex: game watch).
  • Addresses McWell's four programming priorities: Facilitates social connection, Provides health education, Enhances emotional well-being, Increases care for community.
  • Engaging, interesting, creative, or unique.
  • Structured to promote students attending entire program, rather than being a “stop by” for students prior to going out for the evening.
  • Demonstrate collaboration between multiple groups or organizations.
  • Open to a broad audience.
  • Promote student interaction.
  • Can identify goals and evaluation metrics.
  • Can provide an appropriate description of how the funds will be used. (Funds may not be used to support events involving alcohol)
  • Funding from McWell is integral to making the event a success.
  • Past examples include: candlelight skiing/ tubing at St. Patrick's park, Settler's of Catan tournaments, bowling outings, murder mystery dinners, Chinese New Year events, Dia De Los Muertos events, ice skating at Howard Park and more!

Clubs and organizations that receive funding will also be asked to complete a brief post-event survey and display a McWell promotional poster at the event.

Contact for more information or to submit posters or publicity materials.

This grant program is intended to provide funding to events that might otherwise not be funded.  If your organization is hosting an event that you’d like to request McWell co-sponsor, please contact McWell at

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