There are 2 grants you can apply for as a society: Initial and Special Grants.
The Activities Officer, with the approval of the Exec, allocates an initial grant at the beginning of the year. This will depend on the number of members you have by a set deadline, normally just before the first Exec meeting. This money is different to your members account (which you can spend on anything and claim back) as it can only be spent on certain things (i.e. not food and drink, clothing etc.).
More details can be found on the form.
Special grants can be used specifically for any special projects your society may want to undertake this year. You do not have to apply for a special grant, but if you are a new society this is a great way to get a bit of extra funding to set up your first big event. There is not a specific deadline as such for this grant, as applications will be open all year, and at each Exec meeting applications will be read and the money awarded by the elected panel. You must hand in the form the Wednesday before the Exec meeting on Monday by 17:00 or you application will roll over to the next one. You could be given up to £2,000 for an event! Be mindful however, as money is given on a first come first served basis so as soon as you know which event you want to put on, get your form in.
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