Student Group Granting Program

Student Group Granting Program

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The Student Group Granting Program has changed! For an easy to read breakdown of the changes made to the program, read the Program Updates 2018-19 on BearsDen or the updated Student Group Granting Handbook for more information.

Application Deadlines:

Applications Open Application Deadline Activity/Conference has to fall within:
May 01 - 31 May 31st September 1st - December 31 (Fall Semester events)
Sept 01 - 30 September 30th January 01 - April 30 (Winter Semester events)
Jan 01 - 30 January 31st May 01 - August 31 (Spring/Summer Semester events)

How to Apply

The Students’ Union administers the Student Group Granting program. Since funds are provided by the Students' Union, only SU-level groups are eligible for grants.

  1. Read the Application thoroughly on BearsDen to make sure you know what you're eligible for, what limits there are, and get everything in order.
  2. Still confused? SGS to the rescue! We have budget templates, sample applications (coming soon!), and check right above for our info session dates! (Let us know if the templates don't download properly on your computer, and we can email them to you!)
    - Find resources on the Granting Program BearsDen page
  3. Great! Now, go to the Student Group Granting Committee's BearsDen page and fill out the appropriate application form completely - well in advance of the granting deadline. Refer to Step 1 (or email us) if you don't know which category you should apply under.

    • Event Grant: This grant is intended to offer financial support to groups that are primarily planning and hosting an event OR for a group sending members as ambassadors to an event or conference.
    • Operations Grant: The Operations Grant is intended to offer funds to support or acquire items which will contribute to general and ongoing group operations and not for a one-time or recurring event.
  4. Revise your application as necessary, and submit it to our office by the granting deadline. We can't accept late applications, and we don't make exceptions - so be punctual!

Student Group Grant Application Resources:

Grant Application Meetings

SGS is available to meet with you in the weeks leading up to the granting deadlines to answer your questions and help you to write strong applications. Book an appointment to set up a meeting before the next deadline! Please note: staff will not read drafts of your application. If you would like help with another set of eyes, we recommend booking an appointment (free!) at the Centre for Writers on campus.

Student Group Granting Committee

The SGGC is an adjudication committee composed of students with student group executive experience, and aids Student Group Services, on behalf of the Finance Committee, to provide funding to SU-recognized student groups for their operations and events. The SGGC also serves as an advisory committee for Student Group Services when making changes to the Granting Program, to ensure that changes are made in the best interest of the student group population.

Other Granting Resources

We have compiled a list of other sources of funding available to students both on and off campus. Please take advantage of the opportunities available to you! Click here to access the list.

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Student Group Services Office
0-81 Student Life Central
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7