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Girls Academies for Indigenous Secondary Students
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The Australian Government funds academy and mentoring activities to engage and re-engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their schooling to improve Year 12 attainment and support students into successful post-school pathways.
The Girls Academies grant opportunity is designed to increase attendance, retention rates, attainment levels, and health and wellbeing outcomes. The objective of the grant opportunity is to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female students in their schooling to bring about improved educational outcomes.
This grant opportunity has two components:
This component establishes new girls academies across Australia to meet identified need, in locations to be proposed by the Applicant in consultation with local stakeholders and community groups (it is anticipated 1,000 new places will be supported in 2021, 1,000 new places in 2022, growing to 2,700 new places established by December 2023).
This component is to deliver services to increase attendance, retention rates, attainment levels, and health and wellbeing outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female students in Years 7-12, to deliver services at existing girls academies specified locations (2,900 places per year in schools across WA, NT, NSW and Qld). The eligible locations for this component of the grant opportunity are detailed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
Applicants can apply for one or both of the components listed above. The process is open and competitive, which means your application will be considered on its merits and priorities for the Agency and will be compared to other applications within the component/s that you have applied for.
Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria outlined in the Girls Academies for Indigenous Secondary Students Grant Opportunity Guidelines
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023
Applications for funding must be submitted using the online application form. This can be found through this link:
You will receive an electronic Application ID Number once your application has been lodged. You should keep a copy of your application, Application ID Number and any supporting documents.
If you find an error in your application after submitting it, you should immediately notify your NIAA Regional Office. The Agency does not have to accept any additional information, nor requests from applicants to correct an application after it has been received by the Agency.
Component One – New Girls Academies services
Applicants wishing to establish new Girl Academies (supporting up to 2,700 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women) must select a location/s across Australia, that meets an identified need, in consultation with local stakeholders and community groups. Applicants can apply to deliver the activity in one or multiple sites.
Component Two – Existing Girls Academies services
Existing Girls Academies services (supporting around 2,900 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls must be delivered in the locations specified in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines).