Community languages school grants

Your school may be eligible for a government grant to support a community language program.

There are three types of grants:

Establishment grant

This is a one-off grant of $2,500 for organisations that are setting up language classes for the first time. The aim of the grant is to help new community language schools in their first year.

Find out more about how to apply for an establishment grant.

Per capita grant

This grant is used to help cover school operating costs such as teaching materials, staff wages and new equipment. The funding amount is based on the number of eligible students enrolled during term one. You can apply for this grant after you have been operating for more than 12 months.

Find out more about how to apply for a per capita grant.

Specific project grant

This grant of up to $10,000 is available to develop teaching materials or run training activities. The project should benefit other community language schools that use the same language.

Find out more about how to apply for a specific project grant.

Key dates

Applications open Applications close Acquittal Report for previous year due

Expression of Interest (EOI) for new schools

All year

1 April (if applying for Establishment Grant in the same year)

Establishment Grant

Mid to late March

30 April *

31 March

Per Capita Grant

Specific project Grant

31 May

31 October (+ resources produced)

Minister’s Awards

1 May

31 May

Ambassador Program

1 June

30 June

* Closing date may be extended.


  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Student Support and Specialist Programs
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