A brief description of each funding option available to student organizations is listed below with the corresponding guidelines and application.
Before completing an application, make sure your student organization is familiar with the relevant sections of the Student Government Association's FINANCIAL PROCEDURES ACT.
All funding applications — except for Operational Funding — must be submitted online via OrgSync. Applications must be submitted by Friday by 5pm in order to be considered for the following week.
Student organizations can apply for operational funds to assist with the necessary day-to-day needs of the group. Groups may request once per week and no more than $250.00 per semester. Operational funding begins 10 business days before the first day of class during the Fall and Spring Semesters, and will close 10 days before the last day of class. No hearing is needed. Funds are requested by consulting the Financial Support Specialist at 704-687-8715 or stopping by the Student Government and Organizations Complex in the Student Union, room 212-Q.
On-Campus Event Grant
Student organizations can apply for this grant to support the programming needs of registered groups on-campus. The maximum award is $2,500 per event.
Off-Campus Event Grant
Student organizations can apply for this grant to support the programming needs of registered groups off-campus and in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area. The maximum award is $700 per event.
Co-Sponsored Event Grant
Student organizations can apply for this grant to support the programming needs of groups wishing to co-sponsor events together. The maximum award is $4,000 per event.
Student organizations can apply for this grant to travel to conferences or competitions (not hosting). The maximum award is $2,000 per travel grant. Each individual student is eligible for up to $300 for travel. If the student is presenting or competing, they are eligibile for up to $500 for travel.
When awarded a travel grant, student organizations must pay for all travel expenses ahead of time and are then reimbursed after the travel to individual students' accounts.
Student organizations registered as media groups, and whose primary mission is printing or other types of publishing, can apply for this grant. The maximum award is $1,000 per grant.
For information on what to do once your organization has received a grant, visit SAFC. One representative from each organization must complete a SAFC funding workshop if a grant is approved for the group. This workshop explains how to deal with receipts, reimbursements, and other paperwork regarding payments.
Movie Theater Grant
The Student Union has created a Movie Theater Programming Grant for registered student organizations to be used on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The funding would pay for the acquisition of a movie license, worth roughly $300 to $600. The approval for this grant is reviewed by the Movie Theater Committee and not the Organizational Ways and Means Committee. Please contact the Theater Manager at 704-687-7483 for additional information.