Once affiliated, your club has the opportunity to apply to the Club Grant Sub-committee for money to assist your club
in areas including, events, equipment, fees, travel and accommodation. You'll find all of the information you need further down the page, or for a quick overview watch our ASK ASA Video below!
How often can we apply?
What are the grant streams?
How much can we apply for?
What can we use a grant for?
We want to apply for a grant
Preparing your application
Using your grant
Post grant report
Grant cut-off dates for 2017 are: (Allow 10-14 days to hear the outcome.)
- 12th February
- 12th March
- 9th April
- 14th May
- 2nd July
- 13th August
- 10th September
- 8th October
We recommend that you don't leave submitting your grant to the last minute. Try to get it in ahead of time, so if the CAC has any questions, you will have time to answer them.
Your club can apply for grants in 6 out of the 8 rounds offered.
General Grant (up to 70% of cost)
This is the grant stream that you will use in normal circumstances.
Food Grant (Up to 60% of cost)
You can apply for a food grant if it is in direct support of an event.
Start-up (Up to 100% of cost)
New clubs can apply once for 100% for essential equipment/club launch costs.
Health & Safety Grant (Up to 100% of cost)
You can apply using this stream for items that will improve safety for members or events, eg First Aid kits etc.
Special Project (Up to 100% of cost)
If you think there are special circumstances, talk to the CAC and see if your club could apply for funds under this grant stream.
- The amount that your group can apply for depends on how many members your group has and which category of grant is being applied for.
$ Cap per round
10 – 50
Up to $1,000
51 - 100
Up to $1,500
101 – 150
Up to $2,000
151 – 200
Up to $2,500
201 – 250
Up to $3,000
251 – 300
Up to $3,500
Up to $4,000
- In exceptional circumstances, the Campus Registrar has the authority to award extra funds, so talk to the CAC if you think this could apply to your application.
- As the grant fund is limited, grants may not always be approved up to the maximum cap for the category.
- It is important to remember that even if your group spends less than the grant amount that was allocated, your group will still have to pay their percentage of the cost.
eg.If your project costs $500 and you are successful in a grant application of 70% to cover $350 of the cost, your group must contribute the remaining $150. However, if your costs come in under budget, say at $400, the grant will cover 70% of $400 which is $280 and the group must still contribute the balance of $120.
- To support the development and enhancement of student life with a particular emphasis on on-campus life.
- Activities that are off campus if they are in line with the aims and objectives of the group.
- To purchase items or pay for other expenses that will contribute to the success of your group.
- NOT for projects of a political, ideological or evangelical nature, to pay off a group debt or to purchase alcohol.
- NOT retrospectively; i.e not for something you've already paid for. Apply before you need the funds!!
- Apart from your very first grant as a new group, a club grant will provide you with only a percentage of the funds that your project requires. Your group will have to find a way to pay for the balance of the expenditure.
Your club members have agreed to apply for a grant, so you'll need to complete some paperwork to show the Club Grant Committee that you are serious!
Each grant application may only cover one event or associated items. If you want to apply for unrelated events or items, then complete a separate grant application for each. It's important to make sure your club members are on board and support the application(s).
We've supplied a template of a cover letter for you to complete and a spreadsheet which contains 2 sheets - one for you to prepare your budget and one for your quotes. Once you've collected your quotes and done the number crunching, copy the tables into your cover letter document.
It's a good idea to cover the points below in your covering letter to the CSCG Committee.
- Why is your application necessary?
- Does it help fulfill your group's goals and objectives?
- How does it fit with the longer-term development plans of the group?
- How many people will benefit from it?
- How will it benefit the vibrancy of the campus and student life?
- How have you/are you going to raise the extra funds required?
NOW MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE CAC, TO REVIEW YOUR GRANT BEFORE SUBMITTING IT.
You will need to have digital copies of the following ready to upload in order to complete your online grant application.
- Cover letter
- The project budget
- 2 comparative quotes for each item, if you only have 1 quote, explain why. Estimates without a quote won't be accepted. Make sure the quotes are realistic!
- A list of any other grants received in the past 12 months (excluding ASA Club Grants).
- Your group's financial transaction summary from Jan 1st to date of application. (only if your club funds are not held by the ASA, i.e. if your club has its own bank account.
The online system will not accept files larger than 5MB and we would prefer them much smaller than that! If you are putting screen grabs or photos into your cover letter, make sure that you click on the photographs and take the option to COMPRESS the pictures. Email quality will be fine!
Sign into the ASA on the side panel, complete the online application and upload your supporting documentation (quotes etc). The application will be emailed to you, the CAC and to the ASA office.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application approximately 10 days after the cut-off date. GOOD LUCK!!
To view a list of grants that have been approved, sign in to the ASA and select the option from the Clubs menu on the side panel.
Details of how you can use your grant will be emailed to you when your grant is approved.
If your club or one of its members have personally paid for items, they will need to have the gst receipts/proof of payment in order to be reimbursed. Alternatively, ASA, will pay suppliers' invoices directly on your club's behalf.
Each payment/reimbursement to be made must be authorised with the signatures of 2 committee members. Please note the club member being reimbursed cannot authorise the reimbursement.
YOU MUST SUPPLY A SIGNED PAYMENT/REIMBURSEMENT FORM IN ORDER FOR ASA TO MAKE PAYMENTS
ON YOUR CLUB'S BEHALF.
Your club will need to provide a post grant report to the CAC/ASA to show how the funds you were awarded were spent.
You can see examples of post grant reports on our clubs news page.