Grants and Funding

AUSA Student Groups are not eligible for any direct grants from AUSA.  However, below are some opportunities that are available to the Student Groups that AUSA can provide support with. 


Student Experience Fund

Are you working on a project that will enhance the student experience at the University of Aberdeen? Perhaps you and your friends have an innovative and exciting idea for students but are unsure of how to fund it. By sharing your idea or project with the University of Aberdeen Development Trust you could qualify for up to £5,000 of funding.

Every year the Development Trust gives tens of thousands of pounds to the Student Experience Fund and to student clubs and societies through AUSA.  We are committed to supporting initiatives which help you to live student life to the full. Extra-curricular activities and student support initiatives are an important part of your university experience. Thanks to generous donations made by alumni, parents and friends of the University, we can help you broaden your horizons by supporting activities, trips and services both on and off campus.

AUSA staff can help you with your funding applications to ensure you have the best chance possible.

Timeline: Applications open in September and due early October


External Funding

Outside of AUSA there are lots of different organisations looking to give support to students.  We strongly encourage all student activities to look to governing bodies, lottery and local council for funding opportunities.  AUSA Staff are available to you to help go over applications or even flesh out an idea.