Funding and Grants



The Clubs grants program aims to promote a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive student experience. It does this by encouraging clubs to engage with each other, the Union, and the student community in the creation of unique, innovative experiences and opportunities.


As an organisation run by students, for students, our main goal at the Adelaide University Union is to encourage an exciting, unique campus culture. We believe that clubs and societies, our Clubs community, are one of the most important parts of any student’s time here. That’s why we run a grants program for clubs — so we can work with student groups to create experiences people will remember for the rest of their lives.

Changes to grants for 2021

All Club events must now be plastic-free, in adherence to rules from the University ecoversity department.

More details and guides around this will be send from Clubs Admin as we have more clarity, but for now note that grant money will not be allocated, and will not be able to be spent on any single use plastics including balloons.

Clubs are able to apply for compostable catering packs here.

Please email with any questions.

What is a grant?

Aside from fundraising, Clubs can apply for allotted sums of money, or Grants, which can benefit their activities. They can be used for a range of purposes, from purchasing Club equipment, to running both small and larger scale events.

What grants do we offer?

For an updated Semester 2 Grant Guideline, please check out this link: /pageassets/get-involved/clubs/grants/2020-SEMESTER-2-GRANT-GUIDELINES.docx

How do I apply for a grant? 

So you've had an idea, found a grant that fits, and want to persue applying for it-fantastic! 

Apply for a Minor Grant Here

Apply for a Major Grant Here

(Please note that unlike the other forms, the Major Grant is an Expression of Interest, not an application. You must first fill this out before meeting with a member of our team). 

Grant FAQ's

How much in advance do I have to apply for a grant?

There is no 'too much time' when it comes to applying for grants, so the sooner the better. The more you keep us in the loop, the more we can help you plan. However, the rule of thumb is at least 10 working days prior to the event or purchase for Major Activity Grants, and 7 working days for Club Innovation and Minor Digital Activity Grants. 

Can we be reimbursed for items or an event?

Unfortunately, no! We are unable to fund something that has already been bought or paid for! Please dont make any purchase until after you have submitted a grant (and been notified of the outcome.)