The AMS is committed to improving financial accessibility for all Queen’s students.

If you have any questions about AMS Grants and Bursaries please email the Vice President (University Affairs), William Greene, at vpua@ams.queensu.ca.

Clubs grants can be found under the Clubs section.

Grants

Accessibility Queen's

Accessibility Queen's, a committee under the Social Issues Commission, provides grants for initiatives designed to improve physical, academic, and social accessibility for Queen's students across campus. These grants will be awarded to initiatives that best meet the eligibility requirements as listed in the grant application. If you have any questions about these grants, email the Accessibility Queen's co-chairs at accessibility@ams.queensu.ca or the Social Issues Commissioner at social.issues@ams.queensu.ca. Applications are due Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4PM.

Application Form

Equity Grants

Equity Grants are provided through the Social Issues Commission to promote the fostering of an anti-oppressive and safe environment in the Queen’s community. These grants target organizations engaged in community outreach, educational campaigns, and awareness raising projects that meet the eligibility requirements listed in the grant application. If you have any questions about these grants, email the Social Issues Commissioner at sic@ams.queensu.ca. Applications are due Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4PM.

Application Form

New Events Grant

If you’re passionate about an idea you have for a new student event or activity but don’t quite have the financial means to bring it to life, the Campus Activities Commission’s New Events Grant might be able to provide you with the help you need. Whether it’s a new conference, a campus activity or anything in-between, the New Events Grant is aimed at helping new events grow roots and succeed.

In order to be eligible for the New Events Grant, your request must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Funding shall be allocated only in support of new events/ideas/projects.
  • Priority shall be given to event ideas that are innovative, likely to engage students and generally thought to enhance the quality and diversity of campus life.
  • Events that may link to the broader Kingston community may be considered.
  • Eligible events may be a one-time occurrence or be created with the intent of the event becoming annual.
  • Existing groups shall be eligible to apply for funding if they are introducing a genuinely new event but preference shall be given to new group or individual student proposals seeking to introduce or create something without any existing infrastructure.
  • Recipients shall be AMS members and the event and related activities shall be non-profit.
  • The recipient may not be receiving any other form of AMS funding.

There are two application periods for the New Events Grant: one in the Fall term and one in the Winter term. Applications will be available on this page at the beginning of each term. All applications will be subject to a review panel consisting of the Campus Activities Commissioner, Vice President of University Affairs and Clubs Manager, who will determine the final allocation of grant funds. For more information please contact the Campus Activities Commissioner at cac@ams.queensu.ca with any questions.

Due to budgetary uncertainty caused by the Student Choice Initiative, applications for this bursary will be opening in the Winter 2020 term.

MyIsabel Grant

The MyIsabel Grant was created to provide groups on campus the chance to use the facilities at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts (IBCPA) without an associated cost. If you would like to have an event at the Isabel in either the lobby space or in the Concert Hall this grant can help to make the space more financially accessible for your event to run. For any further inquiries regarding parameters of the qualifications for the MyIsabel Grant, please email Janelle MacPherson-Kenney at jm256@queensu.ca.

To be eligible for the MyIsabel Grant, applications must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Priority shall be given to event ideas that are innovative, likely to engage students and generally thought to enhance the quality and diversity of campus life.
  • Events that may link to the broader Kingston community may be considered.
  • Priority will be given to new events and to clubs which have not received this grant in the past.
  • Recipients shall be AMS members
  • Applicants must provide evidence of financial plans in the form of a projected budget
  • Applicants must specify any requested or received funding from AMS or non-AMS sources
For more information, contact the Campus Activities Commissioner at cac@ams.queensu.ca.

Application Form

Black History Month Grant

The Black History Month Grant is a new initiative through the Social Issues Commission, with matched funding provided by the University, that aims to take a step towards recognizing anti-Black racism at Queen’s. The grant hopes to provide tangible support for Black student groups on campus and for Black History Month programming and events. To be eligible, the celebration, education or advocacy around Black identities and Blackness must be at the core of the organization’s mandate, with goals to provide inclusive Black History Month programming. If you have any questions about this grant, email the Social Issues Commissioner at social.issues@ams.queensu.ca.

Application Form

Bursaries

Campus Activities Bursary

If you are a student facing financial constraints that may deter or prevent you from participating in Campus Activities Commission events, the Campus Activities Events Bursary may be available to you. The purpose of this bursary is to enhance the financial accessibility of CAC events for all AMS members. The bursary is designed to subsidize, partially or in full, the more expensive participation fees required for some CAC events where a student would otherwise be unable to participate for reasons relating to financial hardship.

To be eligible for the Campus Activities Bursary, students must demonstrate their financial need by completing the application form above, to be submitted to cac@ams.queensu.ca or the AMS Front Desk by the executive of the respective event you are applying for a bursary for. If you are unsure of the due date, please contact cac@ams.queensu.ca.

Applications opening soon!

Student Activity Fee Bursary

The AMS has established a bursary to assist a limited number of students facing significant financial need in paying for their student activity fees. Students can apply for the bursary through the General bursary application available on SOLUS. There will not be a separate application. If you have any questions or concerns about this bursary, please contact the Vice President (University Affairs).

AMS Taxi Bursary

The AMS Taxi Bursary exists to assist students who have temporary mobility difficulties with extra costs they may face. Students may apply for this bursary through Student Awards. In order to be eligible, you must provide a doctor’s note verifying your temporary disability and document your taxi usage. The maximum available amount is $250.

Application Form

AMS/SGPS Out-of-City Healthcare Travel Bursary

Established in May 2016 by the Alma Mater Society and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students, and awarded on the basis of self-identified need on the part of the applicant who requires financial support to attend healthcare appointments outside of City of Kingston, generally with a Specialist. The amount of funding for the Healthcare Travel Bursary is limited.

Application Form

Sustainability Action Fund

The Sustainability Action Fund, made up of a $2 opt-outable student fee, seeks to provide financial assistance to student-run projects that increase campus energy efficiency, reduce waste and/or educate the Queen’s community on sustainability-related issues. Any individual, club, organization, or service is eligible to submit an application. For example, if you are running a conference or event and want to reduce your impact, you may be eligible for a grant. The granting committee will accept and review applications, and is holistic in its considerations. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered for the next scheduled deadline. To be eligible, applicants must also agree to complete a review form after they’ve used the grant to explain what went well, and what didn’t go well. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the deadline. Applications must be handed in electronically to the Vice President (University Affairs) at vpua@ams.queensu.ca. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the above email.

Application Form

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