Student Affairs - Developing the person, scholar, & citizen

Funding Opportunities

Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF)

The Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF) provides grants to academic departments, administrative units, and recognized student groups, for new projects or the enhancement of existing services that improve student life. Funding is for the current school year, fall to summer.

Click here for more information about the fund and to open the 2015-2016 application template.


If your application was awarded funding last year, applicants are required to submit a final report with receipts, if wanting to apply to SLEF for 2015-2015.

Click here to open a copy of the SLEF final report template.



Special Grants & Speakers' Fund

Both funding opportunities are supported by students throught the Student Services Fee and have been designed to provide funding for initiatives which fall outside of the Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF) timeline. Applicants are asked to request from only one of the financial sources: SLEF or the Special Grants/Speakers' Fund. Funds are designed specifically for non-academic initiatives on or off campus, and are allocated to support partisipating in or providing initiatives designed to enrich the student experience. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed approximately every three weeks by a Committee comprised of a student majority.

Click here to open a copy of the application template.

Click here to open a copy of the final report template.

Click here to review the policy for these funds.



Central Student Association (CSA)

As an undergraduate student if you are planning an event, conference, or are participating in an exciting initiative, the CSA has the ability to offer its financial support. Please fill out the PDR request form found on the CSA website and submit it to the CSA Communications Commissioner by emailing


Student Volunteer Grant

Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) offers a grant for volunteers. Whether you are a group looking to run a local awareness campaign, or a volunteer enthusiast planning to participate in community building miles away, this grant can help.

Student Volunteer Grant

Gordon Nixon Leadership Award

Annual grant funding of up to $10,000 is available to one or more campus-based student organizations. Funds were established in recognition of Gordon Nixon and his outstanding contributions in supporting student life, alumni activities, and fundraising at the University.

For more information about Gordon Nixon Leadership Award click onto learn more.


Additional Funding

You can also contact your College Government for additional support:.

Central Veterinary Student or 519-824-4120 x52981


College of Arts Students Union (CASU) or 519-824-4120 x56264

College of Biological Science Student Union (CBSSC) or 519-824-4120 x58009

College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Student Alliance (CSAHS-SA) or 519-824-4120 x58525

College of Physical & Engineering Science Student Council (CPESSC) or 519-824-4120 x52543

Student's Federation of the Ontario Agricultural College (SFOAC) or 519-824-4120 x58321

College of Management and Economics Student Association (CMESA) or 519-824-4120 x52549


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1