Student Life Enhancement Fund

The Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF) provides seed capital and financial support for student-led and university-based service providers to expand their programming, infrastructure and/or operations. Make your ideas to enhance student life a reality by applying for this funding.

Deadline: December 4, 2023

Ready to apply?

Complete the Student Life Enhancement Fund application form to submit your project for consideration.

SLEF Applications


  • Student driven
  • Aligned in support of diversity, inclusiveness, community engagement and the learning process
  • New, innovative and creative
  • Supports the creation of new partnerships/collaborations between students, the McMaster Students Union (MSU), Student Affairs and the internal and external community working together in the common interest of students
  • Aligned with the University’s values and mission in terms of internationalization, the student experience and community engagement
  • Builds capacity and provides enhanced services
  • Considers environmental impact (sustainability)

Note: Projects that are considered a part of core services will not be considered.