Applying for additional funding (Pool Funding)
Financially affiliated clubs and Academic Associations may apply for additional funding for specific projects (known as ‘Pool Funding’). Unlike the Start-Up Grant (if in the first year of affiliation) and General Funding, access to Pool Funding is not guaranteed, and applications are via a competitive process. Pool Funding applications are reviewed in four rounds each year.
As this is a competitive process, clubs should aim to submit thoughtful and detailed proposals that:
- Show evidence of consideration/research/planning
- Have a realistic breakdown of costs in the project budget
- Focus on the engagement of Flinders University students
- Are/can become financially sustainable (i.e; are unlikely to require further access to additional Pool Funding in future)
The Pool Funding Review Panel will review applications and allocate funding in the way it believes will generate the most student engagement. As Pool Funding is limited and in very high demand, the panel will typically seek to fund expenses that are essential to ensuring an event, activity or project can occur; before allocating funding for non-essential expenses. Clubs with essential ongoing expenses