Community Volunteering Enhancement Funding

Applications are now open. 

We value any voluntary contribution a fellow postgraduate can make to the community and we feel extremely privileged that we are in a position to support fellow postgraduates to do this. We can provide funding to currently enrolled GC postgraduates who engage in community volunteering work as a group (minimum of three) both domestically and internationally.  We can offer up to a maximum of $2,500 per group application (no individual funding available).

Engaging in volunteer work related to your area of study is favourable, however we also review applications from groups of postgraduates who engage in any self-initiated community volunteering work (what a great way to increase your employability!). We have supported many groups to date and encourage you to apply!  We are extremely proud of our fellow postgraduates and we are sure you would be too (click here fore some examples).

Terms & Conditions

GCAP values any voluntary contribution a fellow postgraduate can make to a community in need. We can provide funding to currently enrolled GUGC postgraduates who engage in community volunteering work as a group (minimum of three) both domestically and internationally. The regulations for GCAP’s Community Enhancement Volunteer Group Funding scheme are outlined below.

  • Responsibility
    • GCAP is not responsible or liable for any incidents, damages, accidents or injuries that may affect or occur to any applicants funded.
  • Eligibility
    • All applicants must be currently enrolled postgraduate students (coursework or HDR) of Griffith University on the Gold Coast Campus, and must be a registered GCAP member.
    • Only groups can apply and must include a minimum of three (3) members from the GCAP postgraduate community.
    • The group community volunteering work must not be associated with any placement or degree requirements, and instead an endeavour which is initiated by the students themselves.
    • Applicants may not be in receipt of any other GCAP volunteer funding for the calendar year that they have applied in.
    • Members of the GCAP Board are eligible to receive this funding; however, due to the conflict of interest, they cannot be involved with the approval of their application by the Board. If the Board no longer reaches quorum, after the applying members are removed, the GCAP Funding Committee reserves the right to move the motion.
  • Criteria
    • The group must demonstrate how the volunteer work will be beneficial to their learning as postgraduates and must stipulate how the funds will help their endeavour.
    • An overview of the volunteering work and a budget must be provided (i.e. cost of flights, accommodation, volunteering equipment etc.).
  • Submission Process
    • Applications can only be submitted during the teaching trimester (weeks one to twelve).
    • Applications are limited to the online form provided on the GCAP website.
    • All other funding sources must be disclosed at the time of application.
  • Selection Process
    • Applications will be independently considered by the GCAP Funding Committee and approved by the GCAP Board.
    • The GCAP Funding Committee and Board reserve the right to request further information from applicants as and if required. Successful applicants may be invited to an informal interview to discuss the application in greater detail and/or receipts may be requested prior to funding being confirmed.
    • Not all applicants can and will receive funding. All other applications for funding will be taken into consideration, including funding application submitted to the Student Guild.
  • Funding
    • A maximum of $2500.00 in total will be provided to each successful group per calendar year.
    • Applications for smaller amounts will be accepted.
    • No funding will be paid prior to the census date or confirmation of student enrolment as a postgraduate at GUGC.
    • GCAP reserves the right to grant a lesser amount than requested.
    • Funds will be paid into a group account, club account or into the individual accounts of all awardees.
      • In order for the funds to be paid into an individual account, GCAP must receive
    • Funding will be awarded as a reimbursement, subject to conformity with the GCAP Community Enhancement and Volunteer Funding terms and conditions.
  • Reporting
    • Groups awarded funding are required to provide a short report (see template) and one of: a two-minute video of the volunteer group in-country that GCAP can use as promotional material or, a short social media post (maximum 100 words and including a photo of the pair in-country) that GCAP can circulate on its social media platforms.
    • GCAP reserves the right to stipulate specific reporting requests prior to awarding the funding.
Are you a currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast campus postgraduate student? *

Unfortunately you must be a currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast campus postgraduate student to be eligible for Charity and Community Enhancement Funding. 

Have you or the project, program or organisation received CCEF previously? *
Family Name *
Given Name(s)*
Griffith Student ID*
Griffith Student Email: *
Phone Number*
Are you an international or domestic student?*
Are you a full-time or part-time student? *
Are you a coursework or HDR postgraduate student? *
What year of postgraduate studies are you currently completing? *
Please select your academic group: *
Australian Address:*
Please provide a summary of the project, program or organisation to be considered, including your contribution into establishing the project, program or organisation (maximum 200 words):*
Please provide the full name and student number of all currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast postgradaute students involved in your project, program or organisation.
Please explain when and how your formed as a group.
Do you have a group/club bank account to deposit the funds should your application be successful? *

Please note, if successful, funds will only be deposited into an established group or club bank account.

Please specify how much funding you are requesting:*
Please describe how the funds will be used (maximum 200 words):*
Please describe the expected benefits for postgraduate students, OR, the charity work to be performed by students (maximum 200 words):*
Please declare and describe any other expected or current sources of funding (maximum 200 words):*
You must read and accept all conditions in the following declaration and authority before submitting your online application form. Your application form submission will not be considered unless you accept these conditions. By submitting this online application you:*