Who can apply?
Students and non-students working on grassroots initiatives both inside and outside the Concordia community are eligible to apply.
What is the fund’s mandate?
This fund is designed to grant funding to both on and off-campus initiatives or organizations aligned with the CSU Positions Book and to accommodate costs needed by a Concordia University undergraduate student association in the case of a binding strike mandate voted by said association. Special attention shall be made to prioritize funding to initiatives organized by and advocating for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and other marginalized groups, as well as initiatives and organizations having scarce access to funding.
What expenses can/can’t you apply for?
The CSU Community Action Fund does not have expense restrictions. However, applicants are expected to conform to the CSU Ethics & Sustainability Policy to the best of their abilities.
How much can you apply for?
This varies on the stream you are applying for. There are 3 types of funding applications possible under the CSU Community Action Fund; Projects, Operational Grants, and student associations on strike.
What is the application process?
Depending on the type of funding they are seeking, applicants must fill out the corresponding application form (see below) and include a detailed budget including revenues and expenses as well as demonstrate a scarce access to funding. Strike Applicants must include the minutes of a strike general assembly and operational grant applications must include an annual budget from the past 3 years.
Application Deadline: The review committee meets on a monthly basis. As such, applications are due on the 15th of every month.