Education Grants

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. 

Term 1, 2022 Applications:
Open: 8am AEDT on Monday 8 November 2021
Close: 4pm AEDT on Friday 19 November 2021

Term 2, 2022 Applications:
Open: 8am AEDT on Monday 28 February 2022
Close: 4pm AEDT on Friday 11 March 2022

Term 3, 2022 Applications:
Open: 8am AEST on Monday 23 May 2022
Close: 4pm AEST on Friday 3 June 2022

Term 4, 2022 Applications:
Open: 8am AEST on Monday 15 August 2022
Close: 4pm AEST on Friday 26 August 2022

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.

Students must visit three of the four mandatory national institutions:

  • 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).
  • The National Electoral Education Centre(including booking into an education program offered).

In the event that a mandatory institution is fully booked (evidence of this in writing is required), then a school can request to attend one of the following non-mandatory national institutions:

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

Rebates are paid per student 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.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the school sector and the number of schools required to reschedule their PACER excursions in 2020, if in the event that a mandatory institution is fully booked, then a PACER program at an alternative institution may be booked. Written evidence that the mandatory institution is fully booked is required for this to be deemed eligible. Please refer to the website for more information on the eligibility exemption policy.

For more information, please visit PACER or email [email protected]


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.


Industry PhD Program

iMOVE is Australia’s leading applied research centre in the transportation and mobility sector. They help businesses and government tackle transport-related challenges by connecting and activating the ideas, people, and resources to get things moving.

This program links businesses with universities and PhD students to work on an agreed topic over a three-year period. The student receives academic and iMOVE support, access to additional professional development activities, as well as financial assistance.

Companies can form iMOVE Industry PhD projects by:

  • Coming up with topics/thoughts and finding the right university/student 
  • Talking to existing iMOVE university partners directly to develop a project
  • Universities can approach industry/government partners to develop a project idea before applying to iMOVE.

Visit the Transport Research Activities page for a guide as to which research topics fall within iMOVE areas of interest.

Contact us with any questions about how to progress an idea.

PhD funding is $40,000 a year for a maximum of three years, which includes the student stipend and a travel and materials allowance for the project. The industry/government partner contributes $20,000 per annum, the remaining $20,000 is contributed by iMOVE and the university combined.

Who is eligible?

  • Any ‘industry’ participant (business/government) – you don’t need to be an existing iMOVE CRC partner
  • Universities must be one of the 17 that is an iMOVE partner

This program is open on an ongoing basis.

For grant guidelines, please click here.