Q1: How much can my organisation apply for sponsorship support?
A1: There is basically no limit to how much support can be sought, but Sit divides into "under 20,000 NOK" and "over 20,000 NOK". Our reccomendation is that the organisation should search for what they need, with a budget that describes these needs.
Q2: We have received support, which has been earmarked for a purpose. For different reasons, we no longer need this purpose, can we redistribute the funds to a new purpose?
A2: It is possible to request redeployment of funds when the organisation's needs changes. You can do this by sending an email to email@example.com, where you describe the situation and how you want to redistribute.
Q3: We will arrange career days / company presentation / study-related activity, can we get support from Sit to such activities?
A3: The objective of Sit's sponsorship program is to increase volunteering activity in student communities in Gjøvik, Ålesund and Trondheim. Sit sponsorship program does not support activity related to their field of study, so it is not possible to apply for support to, ie. career days, business contacts or study trips.
Q4: We are unsure whether our organisation og student association meets the requirements to receive support from Sit.
A4: In order to receive support from Sit, the organisation must be driven by students, be only for and open to all students(except for student associations or equivalent), need funds and not be in profit.
Q5: We are a volunteer student organisation working for an ideal purpose (charity, refugee aid and the like), can we receive support from Sit?
A5: Your organisation can receive support, but exclusively for activities that benefit the students. This means that the organisation, for example, seek support for social events / activities to strengthen the unity of the students, but not directly support the charitable purpose. The reason for this is that the profit in the student union by law must return to the students.
Q6: Our organisation receives sponsorship support elsewhere, is this important information for you?
A6: Yes, we must have an overview of all sponsorship agreements / expected support your organisation will receive during the year, as Sit wants to be the only sponsor in their branch. It is therefore fully possible to receive support from others, but they must be specified in the budget.
Q7: We understand that food and drink are not supported, do you have more clear guidelines on expense items that are not supported?
A7: Yes, we have managed guides on some types of unsupported items. It is not directly against the policy to apply for support in these categories, but due to the necessary prioritization, these categories will not really be supported:
• Food and drink
• Transport and general events outside the city of study
• Personal outlay
• Events that have already been completed
• Alcohol-related arrangements
• Professional activity (arrangements related to the study, study trips, company presentations / business contacts, career days, etc.)
Q8: For previous accounts and the year's budget, are you only interested in numbers, or do you want receipts / accounts?
A8: We are solely interested in your earnings, ie all revenue, expenses, balance and inventory for the organisation. Profit and loss account and budget must also include notes / comments on each post to give Kulturstyret a necessary insight into their finances (eg, the "sponsor" entry will detail all sponsors you have and how much you receive from each - in comment / note form).
Q9: Can we receive support for events / acquisitions already held?
Q10: Do you have tips for expenses or items that are easier to receive?
A10: Kulturstyret evaluates every semester where support is needed the most, but items that have previously received support can be profiles, office equipment, board games or other fixed inventory for the organisation. Kulturstyret looks at equipment that can be used by many for a number of years as positive investments for the student community. Often organisations also receive support for necessary equipment to ensure continued operation of the organisation's core activity.