Murdoch Guild is excited to once again be offering grants to all registered clubs and societies. Clubs are able to apply for a Murdoch Guild grant up to $1500. Please note unused Grant Funding that was approved does not rollover to the following year.
How to apply for a grant:
Optional: Initial meeting with Student Engagement Officer (Sarah Tjing) for help with brainstorming ideas, event planning, structuring answers for Club Grant Assessment Form etc.
Step 2: Complete the online Club Grant Application Form below (scroll all the way down) and upload completed Club Grants Assessment Form. Be as detailed as possible; this will enable us to process your application and give you a decision faster.
Please also ensure your grant is within the rules of the Murdoch Guild grants program, and that the goal for the funds is in line with the continuing health and development of the Murdoch Guild clubs community. Note: Grant Applications are approved for upcoming events, so expenses prior to a Grant Approval will not be approved.
Step 3: Grant Applications are reviewed by the Clubs Committee. Your presence as Club President (or an office bearer of the Club) may be required at this meeting to answer any questions regarding your application.
If your grant is approved, go ahead and execute the event or purchase the asset.
Make sure you keep your receipts. Items purchased with grant funding remain property of Murdoch Guild – if your club registration is not continued those items must be surrendered and returned to Murdoch Guild. If you are planning club events or activities, you will need to complete a post-event evaluation, which is included in the Club Grant Refund Application Form.
Step 4: In order to be refunded, you must complete the Club Grant Refund Application form below and upload your receipts within 3 months of the date on the invoice. Keep in mind that the eventual cost and purchases should be as close to the approved spending as possible – very minor variations are OK, but if you spend significantly more money, or if you spend it on something other than what was approved, you may not be eligible for a refund.
While we will endeavor to support as many clubs and societies as we can, please be aware that there is a maximum budget allotted for clubs grants and once it is reached we will not be able to accept any more applications for that year. We would strongly recommend that clubs plan ahead and make their submissions early to avoid disappointment; funds can be earmarked now for use later in the year. Please also note that the club grant can no longer be used to fund BBQ packages at MarketDaze; the revenue generated in this activity is typically more than enough to cover costs and still earn significant funds.