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Grants

Grants

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

NO MORE OUSA GRANTS WILL BE AWARDED IN 2018. 


Each year OUSA allocates a proportion of its budget to assist affiliated clubs and individual students with specified projects.


If you are interested in applying for a grant start with reading the following documents; 

This will give you a good idea of your eligibility and the the overall process.


Previously approved OUSA Grants

See what we have funded in the past to see what you might be eligible for:

Click here to see the 2017 approved Grants

click here to see the 2018 approved Grants


If you have any queries or concerns we strongly suggest you contact our Clubs Development Officer prior to applying.


How do OUSA Grants work?

Once the Grant Round closes, the OUSA Grants panel meets 1-2 weeks after to make recomendations on submitted grants, these recomendations then are passed onto the OUSA Executive to approve. It can be 2-3 weeks after the closing date before you recieve a confirmation email from the OUSA Clubs Development Officer, Sarah. If your application has been successful, you will then be required to sign a contract, which outlines how much you will recive and conditions, these must be met in order for the grant to be paid. If you have any questions, email Sarah!


Grants Due Dates: 

28th February - Grant Round 1 Closes 5pm

6th April - Grant Round 2 Close 5 pm

11th May - Grant Round 3 Closes 5 pm

15th June - Grant Round 4 Closes 5 pm

27th July - Grant Round 5 Closes 5 pm

31st August - Grant Round 6 Closes 5 pm


What information is required when applying for an OUSA Club Grant?

  • Information about the club
  • Information about the project - avoid making assumptions that the grants panel know you and what you are doing, tell your story!
  • Letter of support - this could be from a member of the community or your club president showing their support for the project. 
  • Quotations - minimum of 2 quotes for your project to show the panel you are getting the best deal.
  • Budget - accurate budget which showcases all incoming and outcoming costs.
  • Bank account name and number - must be a club bank account in the form of either a desposit slip, screenshot of statment or of account. Club name and account number must be visible and cannot be typed into a document.

What information is required when applying for an OUSA Individual Grant?

  • Information about the event/project.
  • Confirmation from the event organisers that you/your team are involved in the event/project.
  • Letter of support - you must be selected to attend the event to eligible for a grant, this letter of support must come from an official. Feel free to also provide a letter of support from a coach to support your application.
  • Quotes - provide 2.
  • Budget - accurate budget which showcases all incoming and outcoming costs.
  • Bank account name and number - in the form of either a desposit slip, screenshot of statment or of account. Name and account number must be visible and cannot be typed into a document.

What do the Grants panel look for when looking at an application?

  • A case to support
  • Measurable outcomes 
  • Must haves rather than wants
  • Community impact
  • Applicant investment
  • Vision and mission alignment
  • Fair quotations
  • Credibility
  • Accuracy

OUSA Successful Grant Examples

The below examples were successful recipients of OUSA grants in 2018. 

Check out what you need to do when completing an application:

  • Otago Varsity Woman's Basketball Club - Playing Uniform - click here to see the application 
  • Otago Samoan Students Association - Conference - click here to see the application 
  • Otago University Snow Sports Club - Safety Gear - click here to see the application
  • Otago University Cambodian Club - Pull Up Banner - click here to see the application 
  • Otago Malaysian Students Assocation - Cultural Show Case - click here to see the application 

External Funding

You (or your club) may be eligible for funding outside of OUSA. This could include sources like


If your not sure about something, or want to get better clued up about grants, feel free to email the Clubs Development Officer, OR Register to attend the Demystifying Grants Clubs Training Day Workshop!


Apply for a grant online now »