The Student Union of University of Eastern Finland’s Executive Board announces that grants for the year 2018 can be applied for. The decision was made in the Executive Board’s meeting on 31.8.2017. The organisation grants are divided into general and project grants.
General grants for the year 2018
General grants are meant to be used to support and maintain activities while using other means to raise funds. General grants can be applied for by student organisations and campus organisations.
Applications must be submitted electronically on the General Grant Application form no later than 31.10.2017 at 12.00. The application should come attached with the organisation’s financial statement from the previous year approved by the organisation, as well as a budget for the current year unless they have already been delivered to the Student Union. All the attachments must be sent by email to Secretary for Organisational Affairs (Kuopio) or to Secretary for Recreation and Sports Affairs (Joensuu and Savonlinna). Late applications will not be taken into account.
The Executive Board of the Student Union will decide upon the distribution of the grants in November, and they will be distributed in February.
Project grants for projects organised in the spring semester 2018
Project grants are intended for Student Union organisations of all sizes to support projects financially alongside organisations’ own funding and possible external funding. Project grants can be granted only for those organisations where at least half of the members are members of the Student Union.
Projects grants are distributed twice a year: in autumn and in spring. Project grants can be applied for purposes such as printing quotas, organisational publications, events and Student Union facility rents. In 2018, projects promoting internationality and students’ working life skills and knowledge are emphasized when choosing the beneficiaries. The Student Union favors projects that are environmentally friendly, non-alcoholic and encourage multidisciplinarity. If food or drink is served, we require favoring Fair Trade products.
When Student Union is distributing the money, the priority order will be student organisations, clubs and lastly other campus organisations.
Applications for spring semester 2018 projects have to be submitted electronically on the Project Grant Application form no later than 31.10.2017 at 12.00. The form will open on 2.10. at 10am. The application must have a project plan attached which includes the project’s budget. All the attachments must be sent by email to Secretary for Organisational Affairs (Kuopio) or to Secretary for Recreation and Sports Affairs (Joensuu and Savonlinna). Late applications will not be taken into account.
Once a project has been completed, the group receiving the grant is obligated to deliver a report of the project to the Student Union. If a group neglects to report their project or send their contact information to the Student Union, they will not be able to apply for or receive any other grants. The grants has to be used by 31.5.2018.
The Student Union Executive Board decides the allocation of grants during November.
For more information:
Kuopio: Karoliina Nissinen, Secretary for Organisational Affairs of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +35844 576 8419
Joensuu and Savonlinna: Juho Mutanen, Secretary for Recreation and Sports Affairs of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, email@example.com, tel. +35850 346 9620