Education Grants

Moneysmart for Teachers

This is Round 3 (the final round) of this grant.  It is designed to help principals of primary schools build the consumer and financial literacy of primary school-aged children as well as our broader school communities.

The objectives of this grant are:
• to support better learning outcomes for primary school-aged students with respect to their knowledge about money and finance
• to contribute to the financial wellbeing of school communities, and
• for the recipients of this grant to broadly reflect the diverse range of primary schools in Australia in respect of geographical location and entity types, such as public, catholic or independent.

The total amount of each grant will depend on the nature and scope of the Principal’s Project and may range from a minimum of $3,000 (GST inclusive) to a maximum of $5,000 (GST inclusive).  It is expected that up to 12 grants will be awarded.

To be eligible you must be an individual who is a principal of a primary school in an Australian State or Territory.

Grants will be awarded in late November 2020.  Applications close 16 October 2020.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Sporting Schools

This is a government grant that is designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport and to connect them with community sporting organisations.

To help achieve this, Sport Australia has partnered with more than 30 national sporting organisations (NSOs). There is a program for primary schools and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

For The Primary Schools Grant, funding amounts are usually between $1,000 and $3,600 per term.

For The Secondary School Grant, funding amounts are usually between $1,000 and $2,500 per term and are based on your expected overall participant numbers, as well as alignment of your planned program to the program goals in your grant application.

Application open dates for 2021 should be announced in November 2020. 

For more information, please click here.


Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)

This program provides financial assistance for students in Years 4-12 travelling to Australia's national democratic, historical and cultural institutions in Canberra.

Three of the four mandatory national institutions must be visited. These are:

  • Parliament House (including taking a guided educational tour and, wherever possible, participating in a Parliamentary Education Office Program and meeting their local Member/Senator)
  • The Australian War Memorial (including booking an education program or self-guided tour)
  • The Museum of Australian Democracy
  • and/or the National Electoral Education Centre (including booking into an education program offered).

If one of these institutions is fully booked (evidence of this in writing is required), then a school can request to attend one of the following:

  • Government House
  • High Court of Australia
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Museum of Australia

Rebates are paid on a sliding scale, with more money paid to schools further away from Canberra. 
Applications should be made at least three weeks before the excursion. Funding is limited, therefore, it is recommended that the application is done as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit PACER or email


Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant equips for-profit and not-for-profit organisations with the support they need to create tangible social outcomes.  The fund allows them to secure investment capital to fast-track the growth and scale of their project which will solve a predominantly Australia-based social problem.

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Readiness Fund and the following trusts in Equity Trustee's SIP Program; Trudy and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees and The Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation (LMCF).

Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts.

Applications are encouraged from all organisations that focus on one or more of the following outcome areas:
•Early Childhood & Education
•Employment, Training & Participation
•Housing & Local Amenity
•Physical Health & Disability
•Family, Communities & Inclusion
•Mental Health & Well-being
•Income & Financial Inclusion
•Indigenous People.

Grants up to $140,000 are available.

Expressions of Interest are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For grant guidelines, please click here.