SSAF Project Funding

UniSA students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which contributes to the services that we provide to our students.  Every year, we set aside a pool of funds from the broader Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) allocation to support additional projects throughout the year. The SSAF project funding means you could get your idea off the ground if you’re looking to further the student experience. Your project will need to have clear milestones and outcomes.

The project funding can be used across a range of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • student clubs and societies;
  • developing study skills;
  • employability and careers advice;
  • student health and wellbeing;
  • transitioning new students; and
  • supporting diverse student cohorts.

Find out more about SSAF by visiting the website.

Applying for SSAF Project Funding in 2024

When you’re ready, just follow these simple steps to apply:

Step 1: Read through the Project Funding Guidelines.
Step 2: Complete the relevant application form (see below).
Step 3: Submit the application to by 5.00 PM on Friday 12 April 2024.

If you are a UniSA Student and wish to apply for SSAF Project Funding in 2024, click here to access the Student Application Form.

If you are a UniSA Staff Member and wish to apply for SSAF Project Funding in 2024, click here to access the Staff Application Form.

More detailed information regarding the application process and criteria can be found within the application form.

For any further clarification, assistance or advice on the SSAF Project Funding round, contact the CASO Team:

The deadline for SSAF Project Funding applications is 9.00 AM on 12 April 2024

SSAF Project Funding proposals must comply with Australian Government's Higher Education Legislation to be eligible for consideration. As detailed in the Higher Education Legislation, project proposals must be non-academic in nature. The categories available for SSAF funding expenditure are detailed in the Higher Education Legislation and listed below:

  1. providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider;
  2. supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students;
  3. supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students;
  4. caring for children of students;
  5. providing legal services to students;
  6. promoting the health or welfare of students;
  7. helping students secure accommodation;
  8. helping students obtain employment or advice on careers;
  9. helping students with their financial affairs;
  10. helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents;
  11. supporting debating by students;
  12. providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students;
  13. supporting an artistic activity by students;
  14. supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students;
  15. helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled;
  16. advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
  17. advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
  18. giving students information to help them in their orientation; and
  19. helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

There have been a range of successful university-wide initiatives funded through SSAF in the past, including but not limited to:

For a more detailed list of SSAF Funded Projects click here.