There are four categories of grant applications available for funding through the TRUSU grants program. Each category is designed to fund a different type of activity. Read through the descriptions below to ensure you are completing the appropriate grant application. See the table below for a brief overview. Please ensure that you have reviewed the Grant Application Process and the Grant Application Deadlines information before submitting an application,

Conference Attendance Grant

This grant is intended to support students in attending conferences which enhance their educational opportunities outside of the classroom. Grants are eligible to cover 90% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $500/person and $5,000/group for a conference inside of British Columbia, and to a maximum of $1,000/person and $5,000/group for a conference outside of British Columbia. Eligible expenses include registration fees, accommodation costs (does not include food), and travel costs.

In order to be eligible for funding

  • all individuals included in your application must be registered in at least one on-campus course in the current semester;
  • the conference may not be required for completion of your course or program;
  • the conference you are attending may not take place more than one semester into the future;
  • another group may not have already received funding to attend the same conference;
  • members of your group may not have received uReap funding for research related to the conference
Apply for a Conference Attendance Grant

 

General Event Grant

This grant is intended to support campus groups in hosting events which develop a sense of community and campus life. There is no limit to the number of applications a club or campus group can submit in a given year. Grants are eligible to cover 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $1,000/event. Eligible expense are: food and beverage expenses, entertainment or talent expenses, sounds and production expenses, venue expenses, and material and supply expenses.

In order to be eligible for this grant your group:

  • must be a registered club or campus group;
  • must be able to demonstrate need (we fund activities not fundraisers);
  • must be able to demonstrate that you can or will secure revenue to cover a minimum of 25% of your event expenses;
  • may not have already received a TRUSU Grant for this event or activity;
  • may not be receiving course or program credit or the event or activity.
Apply for a General Event Grant

 

Educational Event Grant

This grant is intended to support campus groups in hosting events that are educational in nature and support the strategic priorities of the University. This is a much more rigorous application process than the general event grants and clubs are only eligible to submit one educational event grant application in a fiscal year (Aug 1st – July 31st). Applications must demonstrate how they will work to ensure student success for attendees as well as a minimum of one of the other four strategic priorities of the University. The University’s strategic priorities include:

  1. Ensuring Student Success
  2. Addressing Economic/Social/Environmental Sustainability
  3. Sharing and Experiencing Intercultural Understanding
  4. Fostering Community Collaboration
  5. Developing Student Research Capacity

Grants are eligible to cover 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $5,000/event. Eligible expense are: food and beverage expenses, entertainment or talent expenses, sounds and production expenses, venue expenses, and material and supply expenses.

In order to be eligible for this grant your group:

  • must be a registered club or campus group;
  • must be able to demonstrate need (we fund activities not fundraisers);
  • must have a TRU faculty or staff member supporting your application;
  • must be able to demonstrate that you can or will secure revenue to cover a minimum of 25% of your event expenses;
  • may not have already received a TRUSU Grant for this event or activity;
  • may not be receiving course or program credit for the event or activity.
Apply for a Educational Event Grant

 

Guest Lecture Grant

This grant is intended to support faculty-specific lectures to enhance a sense of collegiality and academic culture between students and faculty members within the various faculties at TRU. Faculties are encourages to develop lectures that take place throughout the academic term on topics related to their field of interest. Guest lectures are eligible for a maximum of $1,000 per application. Expenses eligible for grant funding are: speaker fees, accommodation expenses, travel expenses, and sound or production expenses.

Applications must be submit by a student and a faculty member studying and teaching in the same faculty.

Apply for a Guest Lecture Grant

 

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the TRUSU Grants Program please contact our Communications Coordinator via email at communications@trusu.ca or by phone at 250.828.5289.