Specific project grant

The Specific project grant provides up to $10,000 to help with professional development, such as producing new teaching materials or for teacher training activities.

The grant is competitive and your proposal must meet the selection criteria. Before you apply, we encourage you to speak with the program coordinator.

What your project must do

Your project must either produce materials that can be used in your community language school, or offer training to your teachers. It must benefit the wider language community or be easily adapted or applied across different language groups.

We welcome proposals that consider making the resources available online. In this case, your project team must include someone with web knowledge and experience.

See examples of approved specific project grants.

What your project should cover

Successful applications will show:

  • evidence of community consultation, research and demonstrable need for the project
  • the benefit of the project to communities that use the same language and/or language teaching practice generally
  • educational merit in the objectives, teaching philosophy, materials and pedagogical approaches of the project
  • effective project planning including a budget and timeline
  • the capacity and skills of project team members to achieve project outcomes.

Who can apply?

  • You may receive a specific project grant if your community language school is already receiving, or has currently applied for, the Per capita grant through the NSW Community Languages Schools Program.
  • You are encouraged to partner with other organisations operating community languages schools to develop a proposal and also to seek other funding options. One application per organisation is permitted each year for the specific project grant.

What are the conditions?

  • If you have received any funding through the program before, you must make sure your grant is acquitted by completing a statement of income and expenditure.
  • Acquittal reports for the specific project grant are due 13 weeks after your project end-date as outlined in your funding agreement.
  • If you are applying for an extension of a project that has already received funding through the program, you must include your product/resource and an overview of its outcomes as support material in your new application.
  • You must provide a copy of materials produced  to the NSW Department of Education at the end of the funding period. Terms and conditions relating to intellectual property rights, moral rights and copyright are outlined in the grant funding agreement.

When is the closing date?

You must apply online by 31 May each year.

Ready to apply?

Read the apply for a grant page to find out what documents you need to submit and how to submit online.

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