Student Life Grants provide groups of students, individuals and clubs with additional funding for events that support the engagement of students at VU. Eligible student applicants can receive up to $500 to cover and/or subsidise the costs of their initiative or event.

  • Do you have an idea for an event but need the funds to kick it off?

  • Is there a training opportunity you'd like to provide to students?

  • Is there a campaign you'd like to support, but don't know where to start?

Student Life Grants might just be the support you need! Apply for a grant today.

**Applications will not be approved if the applicant has received funding in the past for a similar idea, at the discretion of the panel.


The grants are available to students currently enrolled at VU, or currently affiliated VU clubs, societies or associations.

Activities or events can be social or academic, on or off campus – they just need to benefit the current VU student community.

You'll need to report back on your use of the funds and the impact of your activity.

Keep in mind

  • Funding will not be provided retrospectively – if the event has already taken place – your application will not be considered.
  • The date of the event/ initiative must be a minimum of 2 weeks after the submission
  • Failure to report back will reflect badly on future applications.
  • It is encouraged that your initiative benefit a significant amount of VU students. An individual wanting to go to a conference does not benefit other VU students.
  • You must report back on your event if successfully granted any amount of funding. A reporting document will be sent out to you when notified of you funding allocation.
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

How to apply

Before the deadline:

  1. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit part one of your application.
  2. Submit part two of your application by emailing your supporting documents to [email protected]. These include:
    • your projects completed budget
    • all quotations
    • letter/s of support (this could be from lecturers, fellow students or other community bodies and is mandatory for students applying for a grant as part of a class activity)
    • anything else you think may assist us with assessing your application.

Apply now

2019 grant application deadlines (submit before 5pm):

  • 9 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June
  • 9 July
  • 13 August
  • 10 September
  • 8 October

Support with your application

If you have any questions about your application, please contact Student Life by emailing [email protected].