CUSA Funds

clubs that charge a membership fee or have a levy are not eligible for CUSA funds


Council Standing Committees

CUSA Clubs and Societies Funding Committee (CCSFC)

The CUSA Clubs and Societies Fund assists Clubs & Societies with financial support. Support that will contribute to their short and long term goals to ensure they run efficiently and effectively at Carleton University and furthermore, to encourage students active involvement on campus.


All certified CUSA Clubs and Societies are eligible to apply for the fund. The committee has the power to deny applications to those Clubs and Societies with bad record.


To apple to receive funding, please complete this application form by September 20th at 11:59pm Eastern


Here are some further details about the fund:

  • Under the discretion of the C&S Fund committee the following items can be funded: advertising, apparel, equipment rentals, guest speakers, food, restaurants, supplied, travel, venue, and other miscellaneous funds

  • The C&S Fund will regard advantageous those applications with the following aspects:

    • Clubs and Societies who implement membership fee to their Club or Society

    • All attached ledgers provide detailed explanation

    • All questions on the application form are answered

    • The application is clear about how the funds will be used

  • The C&S Fund will prioritize events and initiatives that are open to all members of the Association and that are focused on engaging the Carleton community as a whole

  • C&S Fund will examine all applications on a case-by-case basis, but the goal is to allocate funding fairly among all Clubs and Societies

  • C&S Fund may grant up to $2,200 to CLubs and Societies per year.

  • All Clubs and Societies wishing to apply are required to fill out this application form and provide all the requested information

  • The C&S Fund will not fund the purchase of alcohol

  • The C&S Fund will not fund any Club or Society that received a levy from any portion of the Carleton University Student body.

  • The C&S Fund committee can request any financial information from a Club or Society requesting money

  • The C&S Fund can inquire about anything relevant to the funding request before the C&S Fund

  • The C&S Fund can order the return of any funding allocation that has been used for prohibited, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate use; and/or order a hold, or shut down a club bank account; in keeping with the principals of equal treatment and institutional fairness. These may be appealed to the Constitutional Board.

  • Feedback about the process can be submitted to the Student Groups Administrator at



This funding mechanism is closed for the year and will reopen in mid-2021


Bylaw Funds


Student Initiative Fund

Each year the CUSA Student Initiative Fund (SIF) gives students the chance to pursue exciting opportunities and projects that enhance their education and enrich the Carleton community. Students are invited to apply to receive funding for student initiatives such as conferences, competitions, charity events, and academic projects.


Accessibility Fund

The Accessibility Fund Committee works to ensure that CUSA events and services are accessible to all students. It also works to raise awareness of issues affecting students with disabilities on campus. All CUSA clubs, societies, services, facilities, and members of the association are able to apply for support from the Accessibility Fund.


Executive Portfolio Funds

These funds often update or change from year to year depending on new initiatives the CUSA executive undertakes, so keep checking back here!


Club Start Up Fund

New clubs and societies or groups recertifying after such an extended period of not being certified that all previous members have reasonably graduated and the club accounts have been closed are eligible to apply for up to $250


External from CUSA Funds


CASG Academic Initiative Fund

A Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) administered fund for Academic Events and Programming.

Student Activities Fund

A University administered fund which can be applied to by Student Groups and Individuals


FutureFunder is a program organized by the Alumni Department. Through this program, similar to gofundme, you may create a profile for a project you are working on and receive funding from alumni who are interested in funding you. Clubs and societies would be responsible for working with Carleton to set up a FutureFunder rather than CUSA, and should be mindful of the purposes of FutureFinders by reading about current initiatives and guidelines.


Engineering Students’ Equipment Fund (CUESEF)


CUESEF was established on November 12, 1993 by an engineering student referendum in order to supplement funding for equipment and/or services required to improve the education of Carleton University undergraduate engineering students.