Course Union Head Grants are distributed every year to UTGSU-recognized course unions. They are based on a percentage of the annual fees that each University of Toronto graduate student pays to the UTGSU. Head Grants are distributed in two installments cheques: one in the fall semester (distribution starts at end of October) and the other in the winter semester (distribution starts at the end of March).
*** NEW FOR 2023-2024 ***
NEW: The Head Grant application form has changed for 2023-2024. Part 1 is a Google Form (online) and Part 2 is a fillable PDF Financial Statement (download & email).
BOTH parts must be completed.
Application Form Part 1 of 2: Course Union Information, Bank Information, Signing Authority
Application Form Part 2 of 2: Financial Statement – Download PDF below & email
This fillable PDF form is for the Financial Statement section of the application; click on the button below to download the linked file. After completing the form, email to firstname.lastname@example.org WITH THE SUBJECT “Your Course Union Name – Financial Statement”
Deadline: Deadline is continuous during the academic year – 2023 Fall instalment cheques will be distributed following submission of your application form, starting with applications received by October 16. Forms received by October 16 will have cheques distributed/mailed by October 31. After October 16, applications take approximately two weeks to process then mail. Please refer to the application form for additional details and ensure you include a mailing address on the last section of the Google Form.
HEAD GRANT FUNDING POLICIES AND IMPORTANT DATES
Receiving the fall instalment of the Head Grant requires course unions to submit their Head Grant application on time and completion of the course union orientation quiz by two representatives (links above). Receiving the winter installment is based on course union attendance at UTGSU Assembly meetings during the academic year. Please note that it is against UTGSU Policy to use head grants to pay for honoraria for course union executives or anyone else who holds official Office within your course union.
Fall Head Grant installment amount received is based on the submission of a complete 2 part Head Grant application form and completion of the course union orientation quiz by two representatives. The two members must consist of one Course Union Representative on the UTGSU Assembly and one Course Union president, co-president, treasurer, or equivalent. Your Head Grant application form should be submitted to the UTGSU as soon as possible:
- Applications submitted on or prior to January 1st will get 100% of fall instalment
- Applications submitted between January 1st and April 15th will get 50% of fall instalment
- Applications submitted after April 15th will get 0% of fall instalment
Winter Head Grant installment amount received is based on submitting a Head Grant application form and course union attendance at UTGSU Assembly meetings:
- Course unions who attend all UTGSU Assembly meetings receive 100% of winter instalment
- Course unions who attend 50% of UTGSU Assembly meetings receive 50% of winter instalment
- Course unions who attend less than 50% of UTGSU Assembly meetings receive 0% of winter instalment
QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAD GRANTS? Email Gail at email@example.com