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.
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?
The types of Grants and amount allotted to each differs from year to year. With the current circumstances, the AUU has moved our grant system to predominately digital platform grants. This in particular impacts activity-based grants. We are urging the club’s community to think creatively in this time and utilise the plethora of digital sources on offer to create activities for your club. We can help facilitate your weird and whacky ideas with funding!
As of the 5th of April, 2020, the AUU has split the Clubs grants based on funding/activities. Explore below to find the best sort of grant to suit you and your clubs needs.
Club Innovation Grants:
A) New Club Start Up: Purchasing resources to get your initial Club activities up and running. This includes, but is not limited to resources for your IGM, a card reader, a money box and pens. Valued up too $100.
B) Innovation Award Grants: This grant is awarded to the Club with the most innovative activity or engagement. The grant recipient will be chosen by AUU staff on a fortnightly basis. It is of the value of $200. Please note that unlike the other grants you do not apply for the Innovation Award Grant. Instead, the recipient will be chosen by AUU staff based on content creation fortnightly. This Grant is not currently avaliable.
Minor Digital Grants:
A) Digital Education and Training Grant: This Grant should be used to fund activities that produce secure online guides, lectures, training, and other educational tools for Club members. Valued up too $200.
B) Digital Services: This Grant is designed to fund the purchase of equipment, resources, and projects, designed to improve governance, sustainability and recruitment. Valued up to $300.
C) Digital Activities: This Grant is designed for Clubs who have come up with ideas that fall outside of the Digital Education and Training, and Digital Services grants. The grant is flexible and can be used to fund any ideas from Clubs. Furthermore, it can also be used to supplement the first two grants if there amount exceeds the grants limits. Valued up to $300.
Apply for a Minor Grant Here
Major Digital Grants:
Unlike the other Grants, the Major Activity Grant have a few more steps. Instead of completing an application, you have to complete an expression of interest before meeting with one of our team members. For more information please go to our grant guidelines, or the expression of interest itself.
A) Major Digital Activities Grant: This Grant is designed to facilitate large activities that are outside of the confines of the regular ‘Digital Activities’ Grant. Valued up to $1000.
B) Clubs Equipment Fund: Unlike a traditional Grant, the Clubs Equipment Fund allows Clubs to purchase equipment which will at a later date, be made available to the wider Clubs community. The purchased item(s) will be directly given to the club who applies for the Grant. Then, at a time determined by the AUU, will go into our equipment hire. This means that the club who originally requested the item can use it, as well as other clubs at a later date. Value is unlimited.
Apply for a Major Grant Here
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 Digital Grant Here
Apply for a Major Digital Grant Here
(Please note that unlike the other forms, the Major Digital Grant is an Expression of Interest, not an application. You must first fill this out before meeting with a member of our team).
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.