Club Grants


As an organisation that’s run by students, for students, one of our goals 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.



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.

Clubs grants are split into different categories based on the type of funding/activities. They include the following:

  • Basic Resource Grants: funding for essential items like banners, flyers, and a special New Club Start-Up grant
  • Minor Grants: funding for small-medium events and equipment or resources
  • Major Grants: funding for large-scale events

To  read the full info and instructions for applying for grants in different categories, see our Grants Guidelines.

Grants will not be provided retrospectively for costs already incurred or for the purchase of alcohol.

If you're not sure what a grant proposal might look like, take a look at this example.

Standard Activities Grants and Major Activities Grants

These grants require additional review and approval, so there are deadlines for submissions. You should always submit applications as early as possible.

Applications must be submitted by 12pm on the deadlines listed below in order to be considered prior to the subsequent response date.

Keep in mind the following points while applying:

  • Applications should be submitted as early as possible
  • Applications must not take place before the relevant response date
  • Applications for purchases or events that have already taken place will not be approved
  • Failure to submit a timely application may result in rejection of your application  


Application Due Date Response Date
8 August
13 August
16 August
27 August
30 August
10 September
13 September
24 September
27 September
8 October
11 October
22 October
15 November
26 November

Apply for a grant online via My Club