Turn your SSAF ideas into realities

Proposal submissions for 2022 SSAF-funded initiatives are now open. So get your ideas in to help improve the student experience for next year and send 2021 packing!

How can I make a difference?

As a Charles Sturt student, you have the opportunity to submit a proposal for a SSAF-funded initiative or project that will benefit your student community. This could be careers and academic services, counselling or welfare services, redesigning technology, financial support and much more.

While submissions close at 5pm on 17 September 2021, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to craft a solid proposal. Visit the SSAF Initiative Proposal page for a breakdown of what you need to do and how you can get help with your submission.

Project inspiration

Not sure where to start? Here are just a few examples of some SSAF-funded initiatives.

Sex and Gender Diversity Awareness Programs

As part of our commitment to the inclusion of LGBTIQA+ students, staff and our regional communities, the university continues to offer Sex and Gender Diversity programs, awareness raising initiatives and other celebrations and activities.

Previously, SSAF funds enabled:

  • LGBTIQA+ Ally program and training
  • purchase of Charles Sturt branded rainbow flags for use at events
  • purchase of lanyards and lapel pins with the new logo for Allies who complete new Ally training
  • purchase of Wagga Mardi Gras edition t-shirts for participants in the march
  • networking opportunities for Ally network members
  • the screening of Untold Story: Country Town Pride on our Wagga campus to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week.

Bathurst Eco Walk

The Bathurst Eco Walk project provided a 3km gravel path to form part of a broader eco walk, which offers an enjoyable and relaxing circuit of the Bathurst campus.

The stretch of the walk that was constructed as part of this project runs along Hawthornden Creek, through areas of biodiversity rejuvenation to the Diggings Oval before joining back to the existing pathways at Building 1220.

The Eco Walk highlights various ecological, historic and cultural areas within the campus. It also supports the health and welfare of its walkers, providing physical and psychological benefits to students, residents and community members.

Start your proposal now

Visit the SSAF page for more information about SSAF, SSAF-funded initiatives, and the steps to submit your proposal.