Provides funding support to out-of-hours ethnic schools within Victoria. There are four subcategories available:
- Professional Development of Teachers – Grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) are available to support Victoria’s ethnic schools to provide school-based professional development programs for their teachers.
- Materials Development – Grants of up to $20,000 (ex. GST) to support groups of community language schools develop language specific teaching and learning materials.
- Support for new and existing community language schools – Grants of up to $5,000 (ex. GST) are available to community language schools, NOT funded under the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Community Language Schools Program, to assist with establishment and operating costs.
- Student in-country study tours – Grants of up to $2,500 (ex. GST) to support community language schools provide short-term student-in-country study programs.
In the 2011-12 funding round, OMAC received 135 applications under this program. Of these 98 were succesful and the average grant was $1,400.
Information on current grants rounds and general eligibility criteria at http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/grants/application-forms
Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 10:10