National School Chaplaincy Program 2020 - 2022

The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Commonwealth-funded initiative to support the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community through the provision of pastoral care services.

The Commonwealth has committed funding for the National School Chaplaincy Program for the 2020 to 2022 period. The Project Agreement for the National School Chaplaincy Program for all States and Territories requires all schools to be invited to participate in the program for the 2020-2022 period.

Details for NSW public schools to make application appeared in School Biz on 30 August 2019. Applications will open Friday 30 August 2019 and close on Friday 20 September 2019.

School principals will be informed of the outcome of their application in Term 4, 2019 for funding for 2020 – 2022.

Under the Program, schools will be eligible for up to $20,280 per annum ($24,336 for remote schools) with funding to go directly to schools. Twenty percent of funding may be set aside by providers for administration costs associated with the NSCP.

Participation in the Program is voluntary for both schools and students.

Where a school sources a chaplain through a provider, the school may select a provider that best meets its needs. NSW Public Schools are required to purchase a chaplaincy service using the Departments’ procurement processes.

Where a school sources a chaplain through a provider, the provider must be able to replace a chaplain if the chaplain is unable to remain with the school.

Chaplaincy providers must enter into the Agreement for the National School Chaplaincy Program with the Department of Education and agree to its terms and conditions.

For full details about the Program, please refer to the document National School Chaplaincy Program: NSW Arrangements for 2020 to 2022.

Contact details

For further information contact:

Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships
Email: chaplaincyprogram@det.nsw.edu.au

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