Grants

AUSA makes funds available to sports clubs yearly.  These funds are intended to help clubs 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 and transparently 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 Union on: fixtures@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 will have the opportunity to apply again.  Clubs who were not awarded the first time may be prioritised over those reapplying.  Maximum amounts and totals given will vary every year based on the amount of Sports Union memberships.  More information and guidelines are available on the form. 

Timeline: Open Now - deadline is 21 October 2019

Download 2019/20 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 will have the opportunity to apply again.  Maximum amounts and totals given will vary every year based on the amount of Sports Union memberships.  More information and guidelines are available on the form. 

Timeline: Open Now - deadline is 21 October 2019

Download 2019/20 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 will open later in 2019.