Club Grants

Club Grants are available to all FUSA financially affiliated clubs. If you are not financially affiliated, please click here for information.

Club Grants are designed to assist Clubs to get started and with ongoing operations, events and activities. Clubs are eligible to receive grants of up to $1,000 per year (with an additional $500 Start-Up Grant in the first year of affiliation). Collectives are eligible for $2,000 per year. If you are unsure if this refers to your club , please contact the Program Coordinator, Clubs & Student Communities.

Club Grant Funding Restrictions

There are restrictions upon how Club funding may be used, and it is important to make yourself aware of these restrictions.

With the exceptions outlined in the Restricted and Prohibited sections below, Clubs may spend FUSA-provided funding if the expenses are either:

  • In line with the Club’s aims per its constitution
  • Engage the Club’s membership and/or Flinders students
  • Promotes the Club and/or its activities


The Club must obtain prior approval and follow any applicable directions from the Program Coordinator, Clubs & Student Communities for expenses relating to:

  • Hire of contractors/services operating on Flinders’ campuses
  • Payment to any Club member other than for reimbursement
  • Donation of any funding to an individual or organisation
  • Payments to services where a Club member may have a conflict of interest (e.g: family/friend relationship to owners/management, etc.)
  • Spending Pool Funding in a way that differs to the approved proposal (including any conditions of approval)


Funding must not be used for expenses relating to:

  • Supporting a political party/candidate at the Commonwealth, State/Territory or Local levels.
  • Services that would profit any Club member and/or their families
  • Hire services that a Club member or their family has a pecuniary interest in
  • Purchase of tobacco, alcohol or illicit substances
  • Contravene Flinders University policies or Australian laws.

Club Funding Categories

A list of the categories for club funding is available below.

START-UP GRANT $500 per year (available in the first year of affiliation)

GENERAL FUNDING – CLUBS $1,000 per year

GENERAL FUNDING – COLLECTIVES $2,000 per year (formally endorsed Collectives only)

POOL FUNDING A pool of funding is available to Clubs via an application process. These applications are reviewed by an assessment panel at least four times per year (see Important Dates), and applications are assessed on their capacity to engage Flinders University students and/or provide useful services to the student community. Details are emailed to Clubs and posted on the FUSA Clubs Facebook group prior each round.

PRINT CREDIT $100 per year for printing, photocopying and laminating services in the FUSA Office. FUSA administration staff will keep a record of your remaining funds.

Club Access to Grant Funding

Clubs affiliated at the Financial level may submit a breakdown of their intended use of funding. On approval, funding is typically transferred to the Club’s bank account, however, FUSA may deem it necessary to manage expenditure on the Club’s behalf (similar to Non-Financial Affiliates, see below).

Clubs affiliated at the Non-Financial level may access Start-Up Grant funding through the following mechanisms:

  • Clubs may submit an application including a receipt of goods/services purchased. FUSA will reimburse the club through a deposit into the account of Club
  • Clubs may submit an application including quote/invoice/link for a good or service they wish FUSA to pay on their behalf.

Please note that the deadline for all applications for funding are outlined in Important Dates. Requests made after the specified dates may not be processed, or will be deducted from the Club’s funding from the following year where possible. Remaining unused funding does not roll over to the next year.

How To Apply for Club Grant Funding

To apply for any of the above grants that you qualify for, please complete the Grant Application Form. Remember if you have any questions about the process, please email the Clubs & Student Communities at or call the FUSA Reception on (08) 8201 2371.