The Alma Mater Society offers a variety of Clubs Grants & Bursaries to support student initiatives. Whether you’re starting a new club or seeking funding for an existing club, the AMS is here to support students in all aspects.
The Clubs Experience Grant is intended to support and encourage events and initiatives that provide a positive benefit for members of the Queen’s and/or Kingston community. Funding is available for events and initiatives that are approved by the AMS and hosted by ratified clubs with official bank accounts under the Queen’s Commission of Clubs. The maximum possible allocation that a club may receive from this grant is $4,000 in one granting period. The amount and approval of funding is contingent on the number of applications received per granting period. There are three granting periods throughout the year (Summer, Fall & Winter). The Commissioner of Clubs will release the application during the granting period only. Grants are meant to supplement, not substitute internal fundraising. Email if you have any questions.
The New Clubs Grant is intended to provide initial assistance to newly ratified clubs. Starting a new club on campus can be overwhelming, with limited funding in the beginning. This grant is intended to support initial efforts to raise funds as well as starting operational costs. The maximum possible allocation that a club may receive from this grant is $100 in one granting period. New clubs will only be eligible to apply for this grant once. There are two granting periods throughout the year (Fall & Winter), following new club ratification. The Commissioner of Clubs will release the application during the granting period only. Email if you have any questions.
The Clubs Media and Promotion Bursary is intended to provide additional engagement assistance to AMS ratified clubs. At times clubs can be experiencing low interaction, engagement, or a need to improve their outreach. This one-time per acadmic year bursary can be the assistance needed for the enhanced outreach and engagement needed for your clubs hiring, events, or other project that could use funds to support promotion costs with the SLC, QJ, or Social Media, etc. Each bursary application if approved will be distributed to a registered club bank account the amount of 20$. The applications are accepted on a rolling basis with an allocated amount of funds for the acadmic year; once the funds are depleted it will conclude the bursary for the remaining academic year. Email if you have any questions.
The Commission of Campus Affairs Student Bursary Program is intended to provide support to individuals who wish to attend or participate in a sanctioned Queen’s club event and/or initiative but face financial barriers. The bursary is administered by the Commissioner of Campus Affairs, and is designed to subsidize the partial cost of attending a club event. Student Experience Bursary Program will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the entire year. Funding will be determined based on the quality of the application, relevance of the event to the club, demonstration of financial need, and benefit to the applicant’s student experience. You will be notified through email with the result of your bursary application. The applicant must submit a report with receipts for the funds used to within thirty (30) days of using the funds.