The Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (VIS BGA) is now calling for expressions of interest from schools wishing to participate in the next round of the Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP), the 2020 Schedule, for projects commencing in the 2020 calendar year.
Whilst non-government school authorities are primarily responsible for establishing, maintaining and upgrading school facilities, the CGP provides supplementary funds to assist non-government schools in improving capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.
The objectives of the CGP are to:
provide and improve school capital infrastructure, particularly for the most educationally disadvantaged students
ensure attention to refurbishment and upgrading of capital infrastructure for existing students, while making provision for needs arising from new demographic and enrolment needs
pursue the Commonwealth’s other priorities and objectives for schooling:
- supporting quality teaching
- supporting parental and community engagement
- supporting safety for the school community
- supporting the curriculum.
Schools wishing to participate should complete an Expression of Interest (available below) and return it to the BGA via email by Friday 7 September 2018.
Schools expressing an interest in the CGP may be contacted by VIS BGA for further discussion, and a meeting with VIS BGA representatives may be arranged if required.