The Inclusive Schools Fund supports small innovative building projects that make a big difference to meeting the educational and social needs of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.
Inclusive education is about ensuring that
all students, regardless of disabilities or other differences, are able to
fully participate, learn, develop and succeed in Victorian government schools.
Since 2015, 234 primary, secondary and specialist schools have been successful in securing funding for projects such as outdoor sensory gardens and learning areas, specialist play and recreation equipment, and adapting indoor learning spaces to be more inclusive.
Find out more about what schools from previous funding rounds think about the Inclusive Schools Fund (PDF, Word).
The 2020-21 Victorian State Budget allocated an additional $20 million to this fund.
Round 6 of the Inclusive Schools Fund is now open and will close on Friday 19 February 2021.
Government schools are invited to apply for up to $200,000 in funding for an indoor inclusive learning space, outdoor inclusive learning space, or accessible playground.
To apply, please visit vsba.smartygrants.com.au and log in under your school's email address.
Schools are encouraged to review the guidelines (PDF, Word), factsheet (PDF, Word) and FAQs (PDF, Word) before applying.
The VSBA School Grants team assess and administer the Inclusive Schools Fund. For more information about the fund, please contact the team by emailing email@example.com.
Round Five (announced on 17 December 2019)53 schools received funding:
93 schools received funding:
14 schools received funding:
Jacana School for Autism
24 schools received funding:
Albion North Primary School
Ascot Vale Primary School
Beeac Primary School
Berwick Secondary College
Campbells Creek & Guildford Primary School
Concongella Primary School
Diggers Rest Primary School
Eaglehawk Primary School
Eastbourne Primary School
Gladesville Primary School
Hampton Park Secondary College
Ivanhoe Primary School
Lilydale Heights College
Meadowglen Primary School
Norris Bank Primary School
Mossgiel Park Primary School
Mount View Primary School
Oxley Primary School
Phoenix P-12 Community College
Quarry Hill Primary School
Riddells Creek Primary School
Rolling Hills Primary School
Tawonga Primary School
Waverley Meadows Primary School
An additional 17 schools received funding, announced 14 March 2017:
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