Club grants & perks

We love supporting and growing our club culture! Becoming a Guild-registered club means you will may get access to:

  • Up to $1500 grant funding from Murdoch Guild
  • Free Marketdaze stalls, Room Hire, Locker and Advertising
  • Free Access to QPay Club Management System
  • Affordable Equipment Hire
  • Cheap Printing

View our Clubs Handbook to see the full list of club benefits!

Club Grants

Murdoch Guild is pleased to offer up to $1500 in grants to all Guild registered clubs.

This grant come from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which is why clubs need to adhere to laws around what SSAF can be spent on. 

Clubs can use grant money for catering, artistic activities, promotional materials, and other common expenses. See the full list of what grant funding can be used for below.

This grant can be used for:

  • Providing food or drink to other students on a campus of the higher education provider;
  • Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students;
  • Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers;
  • Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students;
  • Supporting artistic activity by students;
  • Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students;
  • Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled.

This grant cannot be used for:

  • Conference attendance;
  • Accommodation costs or flights;
  • Travel costs (fuel or parking);
  • Camps or retreats;
  • Gifts and donations (to guest speakers, charities, event prizes, etc.);
  • Sundry/ incidental expenses
  • Alcohol or tobacco;
  • Weapons or dangerous items that may cause injury;
  • Events/ promotional items for political parties;
  • Marketdaze costs.

Step 1: Understand the factors on which grant application assessments are based on.

Grant Applications are assessed based on:

  • Type of expense, event or activity funding is sought for;
  • The actual event or activity;
  • The objectives or purpose of the club;
  • Whether the club received non-Guild financial support;
  • The extent to which the event or the activity promotes Murdoch Guild;
  • Whether the club allows membership or non-Murdoch students; 
  • Whether the expenses incurred contribute to the longevity of the club;
  • Any other matters the committee sees fit.

Step 2: Download Club Grant Assessment Form and fill out in detail, keeping in mind what club grant can and cannot be used for.

Club Grant Assessment Form

Step 3: Complete the online Club Grant Application Form below 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.

Step 4: Grant Applications are reviewed by the Clubs Committee, who meet at least once a month.

You may be contacted to provide more information, which will delay the approval of your application.

If your grant is approved, you will receive a notification with what is approved and how much for. If your grant is declined, you will receive a notification with a reason of why it was not approved.

Please note: While we will endeavour 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.

All tangible items purchased from the use of a Guild grant is deemed property of Murdoch Guild and must be registered with Murdoch Guild. Items purchased with the grant are also available for use by any club (though the club that purchases it has priority of use). If your club does not renew its registration, its items must be surrendered and returned to Murdoch Guild. 

Using Club Grant

To ensure that purchases made by the club grant adhere to the SSAF laws and legislation, all purchases are first made by the club then claimed and reimbursed from the Guild.

How to receive reimbursement: 

Step 1: Complete the Club Grant Refund Application Form and upload your receipt within 3 months of the date on the invoice.

Ensure that your receipts are readable, accurately described and show a GST component. Otherwise, the refund may not be accepted. 

Step 2: Wait for the refunds to arrive on the club bank account.

Refunds should arrive in up to 14 days from when the form has been submitted.

Contact Projects Team

Our Projects team looks after all aspects of club administration.

Phone: 9360 2158