CSA Funding Chart
CSA Funding Chart

Funding Overview

CSA allocates funding in four ways depending on the purpose of the funding:

  • Special Allocations funds organizations’ budgets for events, conferences, honorarium, equipment and anything else in keeping with the financial guidelines each term.
  • Treasurer’s Discretionary Fund funds organizations’ food (for one-time or once-a-month events open to all of campus) and individuals food (to share dinner with at least six fellow students and one faculty, staff and/or alum).
  • Spring Allocations fund organizations’ budgets for events, conferences, equipment and anything else in keeping with the financial guidelines, but usually not new or experimental items (funded almost always by special allocations) during spring term for the coming year.
  • Cafe Fast requests that Bon Appétit convert money from unused meals on a given Friday to a selected charity on at most three days each term.

Aside from Cafe Fast, only chartered student organizations can request funding from the CSA.


  • $70 for knitting needles and yarn for Knitting Club’s weekly meetings (Spring Allocations)
  • $30 for soft drinks and snacks at Democrats Club’s Democratic Debate Watch (Treasurer’s Discretionary Fund)
  • $96 for eight students to meet with an alumnus for dinner to discuss searching for jobs and internships in the alumnus’s field of work. (Treasurer’s Discretionary Fund)
  • $84 for six students to meet with an activist before hearing her speak at Carleton (Treasurer’s Discretionary Fund)
  • $82 for art supplies to Environmental Carls Organized to use at BeaverFest (Special Allocations)

Requesting Funding:

In order to apply for funding from three of the four (all except Spring Allocations), students must fill out the appropriate funding request form:

If you want funding for…

Funding Request Follow-up:

After you request funding, you will hear from someone in CSA Senate about next steps (or check the Funding Request FAQ).

Spring Allocations Funding Request:

To request a budget for next year, you fill out the Spring Allocations Request form.

Note: you can only fill out a Spring Allocations request early spring term.