Student Initiated Small Events Grant

It is a positive development that small groups are organizing social and networking activities for postgraduate students and seeking financial support from GUPSA. GUPSA is in a position to provide some support to such postgraduate student initiated events. Since receiving funding in 2012, GUPSA has encouraged postgraduate students to approach us for funding of events they wish to organise. These applications provide GUPSA the opportunity to finance activities that postgraduate students want. They also provide GUPSA an opportunity to collaborate with other postgraduate groups and build closer connections with it’s constituency.

The Purposes of the Terms and Conditions are twofold:

1. Guarantee that funding is distributed fairly among various postgraduate groups
2. Ensure that events sponsored by GUPSA are in line with the aims and objectives of GUPSA.

Terms & Conditions


  • All Group members must be currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at Griffith University (excluding Gold Coast campus students).
  • The Group must demonstrate how the funds will support their activities.
  • Application must be from a team comprising at least two students (i.e., HDR rep/Carnarvon event organiser/ President/convenor/secretary/event organiser).
  • Student clubs applying for funding must be able to demonstrate they have a predominantly postgraduate student membership and they must also not be receiving funding from the Clubs office for the same event.


  • A maximum of $600.00 in total will be provided to each successful group each trimester. Applications for smaller amounts will be accepted, and a group can apply for lesser amounts periodically amounting to a total of $600.00 per trimester.


  • Project plan including activity, venue, budget and number of participants must be provided.
  • A detailed description of how GUPSA will be promoted and / or acknowledged at the event over and above posting of photos onto our social media pages.
  • Record of organising social activities (Request for organising first time event is exempted from the criteria).


  • Application is limited to online form & Project plan together with the proposed budget.
  • Attachments are to be submitted in PDF format.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the GUPSA website.


  • Applications will be independently considered by the Board.
  • GUPSA will advise the applicants of the outcome of their application by email within 7 days of receiving the application.
  • GUPSA reserves the right to grant a lesser amount than requested, dependent on monies available.


  • Groups approved funding, are required to provide the advertisement of their event, an article with photos of the event for GUPSA’s blog and a letter of thanks to GUPSA after completing the event.  
  • Approved applications must be acquitted with the GUPSA office within 28 days of the event. Failure to acquit funds may result in loss of funding.


Small Events Application Form


    Group Details

    Contact Person 1

    Contact Person 2

    Event Details
    Terms & Conditions*



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