HELPING CHILDREN FACING DISADVANTAGE SUCCEED AT SCHOOL


THE SMART GIVING PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION ROUND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH OUR OPPORTUNITIES.


Through our Smart Giving program, we support strategic school projects that aim to improve student outcomes. Projects run for 12 – 18 months.

WHAT SMART GIVING OFFERS YOUR SCHOOL

  • Funding of up to $30,000 for individual schools or $60,000 for clusters of 4-10 schools
  • Strategic support to help with project design, implementation and evaluation

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply, schools must have an ICSEA value below 1000. Further eligibility criteria is detailed in the application guidelines.

When grant applications re-open, the following information will help you complete your application: 


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Preparing your application:

  • When the round opens, there will be Smart Giving Round guidelines to help schools submit a quality application
  • A short webinar with information on the program and tips on what to include in your application is also available. We strongly recommend viewing this before beginning your application
  • When designing your project, schools should be able to clearly identify why change is needed, how the project will enable the change to be achieved and the difference the change will make to the school community
  • Projects must be supported by the school leadership team and have an ongoing and sustainable benefit to the school community
  • Applications should be able to identify evidence or research to support the purpose and design of the project, how you will measure the change it creates and how you will share that information with Schools Plus
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If you’re looking to raise funds for your school project before the next grant round, you may be interested in school led fundraising.

CHECK YOUR SCHOOL’S ELIGIBILITY

READ ABOUT SMART GIVING PROJECTS

KNOWLEDGE SHARING RESOURCES