What is the fund's mandate?
To support events, projects, and initiatives that benefit the undergraduate community at Concordia University and enhance student life.
Who can apply?
Concordia undergraduate students are prioritized, but the fund is also open to graduate students, staff, faculty, and external community members. CSU Clubs are not eligible, but may apply for Special Clubs Funding. Other Concordia student groups and associations must demonstrate in their supporting documents that they have already applied to relevant special project funds (ex. ASFA member associations must have applied for ASFA Special Project Funding, Fine Arts groups to FASA's Special Projects Grants, and so on).
What expenses can/can't you apply for?
The fund does not cover alcohol, water bottles, or disposable cutlery/plates/cups.
How much can you apply for?
Projects may be awarded up to $1,500. Funding is generally provided in the form of expense reimbursements; original receipts are required for all requisitioned expenditures.
A group may only receive Special Project Funding once per academic year.
document should be used to detail your project and justify your funding request. Emphasis should be on the project's contributions to student life. 2 pages maximum.
must include all projected expenses, the total cost of the project, any expected revenues, as well as other funding sources you have applied to and the status of those applications (if applicable).
Sample budgets can be found here.
Projects selected to receive funding will be required to display the CSU logo, whether that be on a poster or banner at an event, in the credits of a film, in the acknowledgements of a printed document, etc. The Student Life Coordinator will ensure that successful applicants are provided with the resources to meet this requirement.
Priority will be given to projects meeting the following criteria:
Organized by multiple Concordia undergraduate students
Other sources of funding already secured
Employing sustainable initiatives
Happening on campus
Low cost or free to attend, accessible/open to the student body
Aligned with the CSU's positions and/or the Ethics and Sustainability Policy
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted as far in advance of the event/project date as possible. The fund is awarded 3–4 times per academic year, depending on the CSU's annual budget.
The Student Life Committee will meet regularly to evaluate applications. You will be notified by email following the Committee's decision. Please be sure to check your email (and Spam folder) regularly.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. For questions, or to schedule a meeting about a project proposal, please email the CSU Student Life Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All receipts and checque requisitions must be submitted prior to April 30th 2021.