Back 4 December, 2023

Infrastructure boost for independent schools

Students across Victoria will get access to new and expanded facilities as the State Government opens the second round of applications of the Building Fund for Non-Government Schools.

Minister for Education Ben Carroll announced the program, which delivers on a key promise the State Government made to Victorians at last year’s election, on 30 November.

The program will allow the independent school sector to increase capacity or upgrade facilities at existing schools – delivering greater learning opportunities as campuses grow and develop.

“We are proud to support all schools across the state, as every student deserves access to a quality school close to home, regardless of their background or where they live,” Minister for Education Ben Carroll said.

“Building the Education State means providing all schools, including non-government schools, opportunities to keep their facilities up to date, to cater for a successful and supportive educational experience.”

Independent schools in Victoria can benefit from the State Government’s $450 million fund by applying for grants of between $50,000 and $3.6 million to expand or upgrade existing facilities, giving students a modern and tailored learning environment.

These grants help non-government schools upgrade and expand school facilities, ensuring hard-working families get the best and safest environments for their children to learn in. This fund builds on the two previous Non-Government Schools Capital Fund programs, which since 2016 delivered a $520 million investment to increase capacity and improve buildings for schools.

Applications close on 23 February, 2024. For more information, visit schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/building-fund-non-government-schoolsindependent. 

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