Permitted use of funding

Permitted use of funding

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

1. In line with the club’s aims per its constitution, and;
2. Engage the club’s membership and/or Flinders students, and/or;
3. 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:
1. Hire of contractors/services operating on Flinders’ campuses
2. Payment to any club member other than for reimbursement
3. Donation of any funding to an individual or organisation
4. Payments to services where a club member may have a conflict of interest (e.g: family/friend relationship to owners/management, etc.)
5. Spending Pool Funding in a way that differs to the approved proposal (including any conditions of approval)

Prizes and gifts may only be purchased under the following conditions:
1. No more than 25% of a club’s funding may be spent on prizes per year. No more than 10% of a club’s annual funding may be spent on gifts.
2. Competitions must be via a fair random/competitive process and open to either all club members, Flinders students or otherwise approved by the Program Coordinator, Clubs & Student Communities.
3. Gifts to members may only be for recognition for outstanding or long service to the club, not exceeding $20 (unless via prior approval from the Program Coordinator, Clubs & Student Communities).
4. Current executive members may not receive gifts or prizes.

Funding must not be used for expenses relating to:

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

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