Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6207
Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program
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The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a targeted competitive process, to apply to deliver services under the Program 1.5 Early Learning and Schools Support from 2023–24 to 2026–27.
The Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program will deliver approximately 100 scholarships to students from regional, rural and remote communities to assist with the cost of boarding fees and associated costs. The Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program is a pilot program that will run over 7 years, with scholarships to be offered for up to 6 years, commencing from the 2024 school year.
This grant opportunity is a targeted competitive process, with the objective of selecting one or multiple organisations to administer the scholarship program. The intended outcomes of the scholarship program are to:
- assist students from rural, regional and remote areas with boarding fees, in order to provide a quality education option where local alternatives may not exist or be suitable
- provide additional financial support to families who are unable to afford boarding school fees and associated costs even with existing government support, with the intention to reduce families’ financial contribution towards boarding school fees
- provide a supported boarding experience for students and families from low socioeconomic status backgrounds or experiencing financial hardship.
To be eligible to receive a grant, you must be one of the organisations listed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and have received an invitation to apply through GrantConnect.
Assessment of applications - June 2023
Approval of outcomes of selection process - late June 2023
Negotiations and award of grant agreements - July-August 2023
Notification to unsuccessful applicants - early July 2023
Earliest start date of project/services - July 2023
End date of grant activity or agreement - June 2027
By invitation only.