Fund Descriptions and Evaluation Criteria

Fund Descriptions and Evaluation Criteria

Estimated Fund Balances as of Fall 2016

  • Updated Balances to be posted by the launch of the application process.

Fund Descriptions and Evaluation Criteria:

Club Fund
The Club Fund is meant to provide funding for club activities throughout the semester, instead of on a per-event basis. The Club Fund is only open to full-status SSMU clubs. For year-long funding, clubs must apply during the Fall and Winter semesters; in your application, please only include the events and their corresponding budgets for the current semester.
  • The Event/Project Specific Budget will be more detailed and will be the primary budget used to assess your application. The Annual Budget is to give the Committee a sense of your group’s overall finances.
  • In applications,the objective of the Club must be clearly stated and the events must correspond to the mandate specified in its Constitution.
  • Priority for the club fund is given to clubs with the highest Audit Scores 
Campus Life Fund
The Campus Life Fund is a project/event-specific source of financial assistance for various initiatives taking place on or near campus including, but not limited to, projects, events, conferences, publications, and productions of an academic, social, or athletic nature.

Ambassador Fund
The Ambassador Fund is a source of financial assistance for McGill Students to participate in competitions and conferences of an academic nature. Ambassador Fund applications must be event specific and off-campus. If you are hosting an academic event on or near campus we advise you to apply to the Campus Life Fund instead. The Ambassador Fund is open to tier III sports teams.

Green Fund
The Green Fund is a source of financial assistance for sustainable initiatives led by student groups or for initiatives to promote a culture of sustainability on campus. Initiatives that reduce the environmental impact of a group, and in doing so increase the associated expenses, are also eligible. For more information regarding what constitutes an environmental initiative, please see the SSMU Sustainability Policy.
Please note that the Green Fund will not subside the following:
  • Recycled paper:The Committee will however, subsidize the cost difference between choosing biodegradable materials that will cost more than regular materials.
For more information regarding the eligibility for this fund, please contact the SSMU Environment Commissioners at
Space Fund
The Space Fund is a source of financial assistance to support physical improvements in buildings on campus. Projects using the Space Fund have included furniture for undergraduate society offices, renovations to Ghetto Shul’s kitchen, the Flat Bike Collective vending machine, and other such projects.
Charity Fund
The Charity Fund is a source of financial assistance for projects which foster community building between the McGill community and external communities. Importantly, the Charity Fund is primarily intended for community engagement initiatives, not for events with the sole purpose of fundraising. Example of projects that are funded by the charity fund are those  involved in community development and the provision of social services and social capital or those where McGill students participate in and are directly engaged in a project in the community. Funding is prioritized for projects that provide services which are linked to the skill-sets of the service providers.

For more information on the eligibility of your project, please contact the Funding Commissioner

Equity Fund
The Equity Fund is a source of financial assistance for projects, research and policies that aim to end discrimination and promote accessibility and inclusivity in the McGill community. These initiatives may foster leadership, encourage civic engagement, or make observable differences in the representation or experiences of individuals who are members of historically and/or currently disadvantaged groups.
First Year Fund
The First Year Fund is a source of financial assistance to support first year students and first year representative groups of all faculties to engage in initiatives and make positive changes in the representation and experiences of first year students.

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