Sport Clubs are able to apply and get pre-approved for two grants, the Student Engagement Grant and the Intervarsity Grant.

Student Engagement Grant

As University affiliated Sport Clubs, it is vitally important that you are able to continue to engage the student cohort. Arc Sport is wanting to assist financially with this engagement. Sport Clubs are able to apply for Grants of up to $500 for a specific event per term. Meaning, your club has the opportunity to receive up to $1,500 in Grant funding in a calendar year.

There is no need to reinvent the wheel, when it comes to your clubs’ event. Your pre-existing events or programs can be utilised when applying for this Grant. Or even Arc Sport programs that are requested of you to participate in (She Can, Day of Play etc.) can be utilised. However, there are some criteria to note that will improve your chances of receiving this, Grant. They are:

  • The event or program should have more than 10 participants*, with 80% of participants being a current UNSW Student
  • Can be either a weekly program, or a full day / weekend event. Minimum total time of participation however needs to be greater than 4 hours
  • Showcases your sport to the UNSW community 


All grants will be provided after the event/program has taken place, but there are a number of processes that must be completed prior (and after) to ensure that your club receives the full benefit. These include:

  • An outline of the event, including dates, times, potential participants, and activities
  • An outline of a potential expenses list. Items to include, but not limited to are:
    • Coach expenses
    • Facility expenses
    • Participant subsidies
    • Participant giveaways or prizes
    • Equipment hire Food provision
  • Recording of all participants, include name, sex, student status**, Indigenous status. This is to be provided to Arc Sport after the event. A template is provided below.
  • Copy of all invoices from incurred expenses from the event/program

In the event that the above program/event is to provide your club a profit, with or without the Grant, Arc Sport is happy with this outcome and it will not affect the approval of the requested Grant amount.

*This ensures that the experience of all the participants is enhanced. Too small numbers can ruin the experience of participants

**Domestic or International, only if they are a student.


Intervarsity Grant

The Intervarsity Grant is given to Sport Clubs and teams that take part in one-off intervarsity events, such as UniSport Nationals, or for clubs without a Nationals competition, any one-off external event in which the club represents UNSW. Intervarsity Grants are given once a year to the club/team, unless your Sport Club sends teams to 2 separate Nationals events.

This grant is designed to encourage more students to join clubs and represent UNSW by lifting some of the financial burdens associated with competing. As such, it is important for clubs to let us know how you plan to use the grant in order to achieve this goal.

This grant will provide Sport Clubs and team managers an equivalent of $50 per team member, or the cost of the event (if it is self-run), whatever is the lesser amount. This amount is capped at $2,000.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for this grant if:

  • you are a Sport Club that participates in UniSport intervarsity events, such as Nationals, and more than 40% of the team is a member of your Sport Club
  • you are a Sport Club that participates in any one-off multi-club event (not regular competition) where you represent UNSW, more than 40% of the team is a member of your Sport Club and more than 80% of the team are UNSW students
  • you are the team manager of a UniSport team competing for a sport that doesn't have a UNSW Sport Club associated with it.

If your Sport Club does not meet the requirements, the grant will be directly given to the team manager for distribution to members, as opposed to the Sport Club.

Applying for the grant

As the main focus of the grant is the students, a minimum of 50% of the grant is to be used on student subsidies, while the rest can be spent on collective expenses as below.

All grants will be provided after the event/program has taken place, but there are a number of processes that must be completed prior (and after) to ensure that your club receives the full benefit. These include:

  • An outline of the event, including dates, times, number of potential participants*. 
  • An outline of a potential expenses list. Items to include, but not limited to are:
    • Student subsidies
    • Coach expenses
    • Facility expenses
    • Equipment hire
    • Food provision
  • Recording of all team members, include name, sex, student status, Indigenous status, Sport Club member status. This is to be provided to Arc Sport after the event. A template is provided below.
  • Copy of all invoices from incurred expenses from the event/program, provided to Arc Sport after the event.

* The number of potential participants is important as the amount of funding is based off this

In the event that the above program/event is to provide your club a profit, with or without the Grant, Arc Sport is happy with this outcome and it will not affect the approval of the requested Grant amount.