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.

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.

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.

Read the funding guidelines (PDF, 198kB)

Your obligations

Find out about your obligations once your community language school receives funding through the NSW Community Languages School Program.

You may still have to contribute significant funds and volunteer time. Find out about how to supplement funding.


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