Grants

We continue to work towards the public good. We are focused on developing individuals who help their communities grow and flourish.

The goal of the program is to support the development of our regions through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among young people in rural and regional communities.

The CUP Community Grants program consists of a number of sub-programs, shown below.

2020 Opening and Closing Dates for Round 1 and 2

Round Applications Open Applications Close
Round 1 9 March 2020 6 April 2020
Round 2 13 July 2020 10 August 2020
Arts and culture

Arts and culture

We are focused on supporting the prosperity of our communities and giving students access to professional education, regardless of background or location.

Grant opens: Monday, 9 March 2020

Grant closes: Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm

Sports development

Sports development

Our strategic direction for 2017-2022 is focused on our regional impact, transforming our learning and teaching, and our internal capability.

Grant opens: Monday, 9 March 2020

Grant closes: Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm

Education development

Education development

We are always looking for ways to improve our facilities and enhance the study experience for our students.

Grant opens: Monday, 9 March 2020

Grant closes: Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Supports initiatives that align with the University's adopted definition of sustainability and will help improve the environmental and social sustainability of the regional communities.

Grant opens: Monday, 9 March 2020

Grant closes: Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm

Indigenous engagement

Indigenous engagement

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

Grant opens: Monday, 9 March 2020

Grant closes: Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

We are always looking to support the health and wellbeing of all people in our community.

Grant opens: Monday, 9 March 2020

Grant closes: Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm

2019: Grant Recipients

2019: Grant Recipients

The CUP Grants program in 2019 saw more than $100,000 awarded to community groups within the University's footprint.

Other programs

Other programs

The University also provides funding to support a range of other University-led initiatives. These programs are not available as community grant programs, so members of the community cannot apply to receive funding.

Charles Sturt is Australia's first certified Carbon Neutral University