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 co-ordinator.

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.

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.
  • A copy of materials produced must be provided 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.

Specific project grants 2016

  1. ABCD Pedagogic Material (Brazilian Portuguese) - Develop a new  pedagogical program and teaching materials to be used in the classroom and for distance education 
  2. Indo-Aust Bal Bharathi Vidyalaya - Hindi School Inc
    Stage 3-4 Hindi Listening and Responding Work Book
  3. NSW Federation of Community Language Schools Inc Professional development event for all community languages teachers and management committee members
  4. School of Vedic Sciences (Aust) Inc - Sanskrit with fun! Akshara online app 
  5. Tamil Study Centre Homebush - Developing Tamil teaching Materials in Year 8  
  6. Vietnamese Parents Committee Green Valley Inc - Teaching resource for Year 4 students to improve writing, reading and comprehension
  7. Parramatta Persian Primary and High School  Inc - Persian text book for year 8

When is the closing date?

Applications must be made online by 30 April each year.


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