Grants

AUSA makes funds available to student groups yearly.  These funds are intended to help societies create the best experience possible for students as well and support core functions.  These are granted on a case by case basis and need is based on the criteria for each grant.  As AUSA is a registered charity and is made up of elected students, it must always try to ensure that it’s funding is being used as effectively as possible.

Below is a list of available grants to AUSA Sports clubs, a summary of each one and the deadlines around them.  If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with with the Sport Officer; ausasport@abdn.ac.uk.

Sport Union Core Grant:

This is a grant that is made available annually to AUSA affiliated sports clubs and is for the core function of your sport.  If all the funds are not awarded in the first instance, sports clubs that were not successful will have the opportunity to apply again.  Maximum amounts and total given varies every year based on the amount of Sports Union memberships.  More information and guidelines are available on the form. The panel for decision makers for this are Sabbatical officers and AUSA Staff.

Timeline: The innitial grant was awarded in October 2018.  The second round has been opened and closes on 28 January at 9am.  The new form can be downloaded below.

Download 2018/19 application here

Sport Union Performance Grant:

This is a grant that is made available annually to AUSA affiliated sports clubs and is made available for sports clubs committed to improving their standing at competition levels.  This could be through development of coaching staff or strength and conditioning training.  If all the funds are not awarded in the first instance, sports clubs that were not successful will have the opportunity to apply again.  Maximum amounts and total given varies every year based on the amount of Sports Union memberships.  More information and guidelines are available on the form. The panel for decision makers for this are Sabbatical officers and AUSA Staff.

Timeline: The first round of funding was awarded in November 2018.  As not all the funding was awarded and there has been additional funding made available since September, another round of funding has been opened.  The form can be found below and must be returned by 28 January at 9am.

Download 2018/19 application here

Student Experience Fund:

The Student Experience Fund (SEF) is a grant that was created by the University of Aberdeen’s Development Trust.  This money is donated by Alumni for the purpose of enhancing the student experience for students through Sport and Societies.  This grant is not intended to help with day to day functions but to help create opportunities that would be available otherwise.  This could be anything from making a conference affordable to your membership or bringing speakers to campus.  It’s all about effecting the most students possible with the funds and creating a positive impact within the student community.  The decision making panel is made up of elected students, AUSA staff and staff from the Development Trust.

Timeline: The application for this was made available in October and all funding as been awarded for 2018/19.

Equipment Grant:

This grant is for essential equipment that will help Sports clubs become sustainable or give them a step up.  AUSA has been able to offer this grant annually due to a donation to the sport union and has been a protected fund since.  The grant has been made available annually in the past, however once the funds are spent, this may not be available in the future.  

Timeline: This grant is now open and must be submitted by 28 January at 9am.

Download 2018/19 application here