GUSA Hardship Fund (For Sport)

GUSA Hardship Fund

The GUSA Hardship Fund for Sport was established during the 2020/21 academic year to assist students facing unexpected short-term financial challenges, enabling them to engage in sports activities at the University.

GUSA evaluates applications based on provided information, with potential additional evidence required to ensure aid reaches those most in need.

Applicants are not required to have been accepted onto the University's Hardship Fund to apply for the GUSA Hardship Fund. All awards are granted at the discretion of the committee.

Support provided by the GUSA fund includes:

  • Full coverage of UofG Sport Membership per applicant (applications must be resubmitted annually)
  • Complete funding for one GUSA club sport membership per academic year or relevant semester

Students may apply for both options. Successful funding will be transferred directly to UofG Sport or the respective club and cannot be disbursed in cash.

This fund was established to recognise the significant physical and mental health benefits of sports participation for students and aims to remove financial barriers to engagement. It's important to note that the fund is not intended to provide free gym memberships to all students, and applications should be made by those genuinely unable to cover their Sport and GUSA Club memberships.

How to Apply