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Community Languages School Grants - Per Capita Grant

Grant Closes: 30th of April 2024 Value: Based on number of students Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/community-languages-schools/community-languages-school-grants/per-capita-grant

These grants help cover community language school operating costs such as teaching materials, staff wages and new equipment.

The amount of the grant is based on the number of students who have enrolled in your community language school. You can apply for this grant after 12 months of operating your school. You can also apply for a Specific project grant at the same time.

You may receive a per capita grant if your community language school:

  • has been operating for more than 12 months
  • is managed by an organisation which is a not-for-profit legal entity
  • is located more than two kilometres away from any other community language school that teaches the same language
  • normally has a minimum of 20 school-aged students enrolled. (Schools outside a metropolitan area with less than 20 students may be eligible for funding in some circumstances.)
  • is open to school students from Kindergarten to Year 12, regardless of their language background
  • has students who attend at least 70 per cent of lessons in Term 1
  • holds classes outside school hours for at least 35 weeks of the year
  • provides a minimum of two hours per week face-to-face language teaching based on a sound educational program.

You can use the grant for:

  • teaching materials
  • stationery, photocopying
  • technology
  • payments to teachers
  • buying educational equipment
  • expenses associated with the administration of the schools

You cannot use the grant for capital purposes such as buildings, repairs, maintenance or renovations.

Last Updated: 22nd of May 2023
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