Victorian schools can now apply to receive a funding boost to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs thanks to the Victorian Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the next round of the Inclusive Schools Fund was now open, to help more government schools better support young people with a disability.
The Inclusive Schools Fund is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to inclusive education, which is ensuring that students with disabilities and additional needs get the same opportunities as other students.
Since it was established in 2015, the Inclusive Schools Fund has supported more than 180 creative projects to build inclusive play spaces, outdoor learning areas and sensory gardens.
Up to $200,000 is now available through the fund for projects that will help government schools better support the social and education needs of young people with a disability and additional needs.
The Labor Government is building the Education State to ensure that every student can access a great local school and get a great education.
Applications close on 30 August, 2019.
More information about the next round of grants is available at: https://vsba.smartygrants.com.au/
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“It’s so important that every Victorian school kid gets the support they need and gets to experience a welcoming school environment.”
“That’s why the Andrews Government is making sure schools have the funding to support all students, regardless of their ability, and help them succeed.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“As we build the Education State, we’re continuing to invest in schools to ensure students of all abilities can get a great education – no matter their circumstances.”
“This new round of funding is about giving our schools the equipment and infrastructure they need to inspire a lifelong passion for learning for students of all abilities, giving them the best chance to succeed and thrive in school and in life.”