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 by applying for a grant funded by the SSAF. 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 wide range of areas, including, but not limited to: student clubs and societies; student services; transitioning new students; supporting diverse student cohorts; and student engagement. See below for a full list of areas.
Opens: 9am 25 March 2019|
Closes: Midnight 21 April 2019
Please note that there will only be one SSAF Grant round in 2019
|Funding Available||NEW Up to $20,000 maximum per project. Grants are one-off funding, no repeat funding available in subsequent rounds.
* Funding must be spent within the year it is granted *
|Eligibility and Guidelines|
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:
In making its decision, the Selection Committee will consider:
|Information Sessions for Students|
A separate general information session will be held at Southbank campus on Wednesday 3 April 1.00pm to 2.00pm at the Founders Gallery, Elisabeth Murdoch Building. No registrations necessary for Southbank.
|Grant Writing Workshops for Students||Workshop 1: 27 March,12.30pm to 2pm link|
Workshop 2: 28 March, 12.30pm to 2pm (repeat session) link
Bookings are essential at the links above. These workshops are for students.
If you are successful in your grant application, the reporting requirements will typically be a two step process:
Fleur Hickman, Chancellery (Academic)