Student Community and Development Grant

Student Community and Development Grant

These grants are designed to help Arc and UNSW support students who seek to contribute to the campus community and student life and develop graduate attributes through hosting or participating in activities on or off campus. Grants are available to Arc members, groups of Arc members or Arc-affiliated Clubs.


Student Community and Development Grants are administered by the Student Development Committee in five separate rounds each year. The SCDG application process is highly competitive and applications are assessed on:


  • The contribution towards the development of graduate attributes
  • The cultural, social, historical and reputational significance of the event and the contribution to campus culture and community
  • The nature, topic and size of the event
  • The degree of planning and preparation for the event
  • How innovative the activity or approach is
  • The number of Arc members likely to benefit from the event and the ability for the applicant to use the experience gained to benefit Arc members and the campus community
  • Other avenues of funding support
  • Previous dealings between the Club, group or individual and Arc


All applications must be submitted through Arc's new online system.

The form is available here.


SCDG Application Deadlines 2015

Applications must be received by 5pm on the day of the deadline. In 2015, the SCDG deadlines are as follows:

Round 1: 20th March (Week 3, Session 1)
Round 2: 8th May (Week 9, Session 1)
Round 3: 14th August (Week 3, Session 2)
Round 4: 25th September (Week 9, Session 2)
Round 5: 6th November (Session 2 Exam Period)


SCDG Info Sessions

SCDG info sessions will be run before the deadline for each round, and will cover tips on writing applications. It is highly recommended that all applicants attend an info session in advance of writing their application.


The info sessions will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 11 March, 12-1pm , Marsh Room (Level 1, Roundhouse)
  • Wednesday 29 April, 12-1pm, Law G23
  • Wednesday 5 August, 12-1pm, Training Room 2 in the Arc Precinct (ask at Arc Reception)
  • Wednesday 16 September, 12-1pm, QUAD G045
  • Wednesday 28 October, 12-1pm, Training Room 2 in the Arc Precinct (ask at Arc Reception)

In 2015 Elite Athletes and Performers will be able to be considered under the Student Community and Development Grant


Post-Activity Report

Successful applicants for the SCDG are required to submit a post-activity report within 30 days of the conclusion of the activity. Post-Activity Reports are submitted through this form on Orgsync.


For any further questions please feel free to contact the Student Development Committee Convenor via email at


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