What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Grant Program?
In 2012, the University of Melbourne introduced the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), in compliance with Australian legislation, to support the provision of non-academic student services and amenities. All students pay this fee annually, on a full time or part time basis.
The University is committed to understanding and meeting the needs of a diverse student population, and ensuring that all have an experience of lasting quality and enrichment. SSAF funds enable a wide range of initiatives, determined in collaboration with students, in support of this commitment.
The SSAF Grant Program provides staff and students with an opportunity to directly engage with the SSAF vision. The SSAF Grant Program offers funding for student-focussed initiatives that contribute to meeting the needs of our diverse student population. Grants will be available for projects across a range of areas, including, but not limited to: student clubs and societies; student services; transitioning new students; supporting diverse student cohorts; and student engagement.
Opens: Monday 11 September 2017|
Closes: Monday 9 October 2017 (3pm)
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Grant Program supports projects that address one or more of the areas detailed in the SSAF legislation.
Specifically, SSAF Funding must be spent on one or more of the following:
There are TWO different application forms, only ONE needs to be completed per application. Choose which form to complete based on the amount of funding being requested.
FORM A: $10,000 or less OR
FORM B: Category 1 - $150,000 or less; Category 2 - $250,000 or less
|How to Apply|
Start application FORM A here: https://unimelb.smartygrants.com.au/2017FormA
Start application FORM B here: https://unimelb.smartygrants.com.au/2017FormB
In making its decision, the Selection Committee will consider:
|Grant Writing Support|
Basics of Fundraising: Writing and Seeking Grants
This 2-hour workshop presented by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the University of Melbourne's Student Success team is designed to create awareness of the basics of fundraising, the skills and knowledge you need to better fund your ideas and be a leader in your community. You will learn how to find grants, understand them, work with people, and write and present the best possible grant applications as part of an overall funding strategy to take your project from idea to reality. Come along and meet other grant seekers.
When: 2pm to 5pm, Friday 22 September.
Students are also able to seek grant writing assistance from the Academic Skills Service: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills
If you are successful in your grant application, the reporting requirements will normally be a two step process:
You can find an example of the Progress Report here
You can find an example of the Acquittal Report here
The above example forms are indicative and are subject to change.
For application assistance, please contact:
Fleur Hickman, Chancellery (Academic and International)