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Funding Opportunities - June 30 2017

Posted on 30 June 2017
Funding Opportunities - June 30 2017
1.     The Smith Family Student2Student Program
This program works by matching students who need to improve their reading with peer buddies who help and encourage them with their reading.  It operates nationally via landlines, mobile phones and digital. Each student and buddy receives an identical book pack from The Smith Family. The reading buddy then telephones the student two to three times a week for at least 20 minutes, over an 18 week period. For more information about the program see the website https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/programs/literacy/student-2-student

2.     Community Safety Fund (VIC)
These grants provide funding of up to $10,000 for communities in Victoria to implement locally based crime prevention solutions. **Schools and educational institutions are not eligible to apply, but may be partners in a project. **
The 2017-18 round of applications will close at 4pm on 14 July 2017. https://www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/grants/community-safety-fund   

3.     Premier's Anzac Price (QLD)
The Premier's Anzac Prize gives eligible Queensland high school students in years 8 to 11 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Anzac tradition firsthand. Each state school or accredited non-state school may nominate up to two students. Student applications close on Friday 15 September 2017 and Chaperone Expressions of Interest close on Friday 23 June 2017. For more information visit the Premier's Anzac Prize page. http://education.qld.gov.au/students/grants/scholarships/anzac/index.html

4.     National Indigenous Youth Parliament
NIYP aims to increase electoral participation by Indigenous Australians. Youth in particular, are less likely to enrol to vote or vote. They are also more likely to vote informally than other Australians. The week-long program teaches participants aged 16-25 about Australia's democracy. This includes how government works, how to make laws, public speaking and media advice. For more information see the Australian Electoral Commission website http://www.aec.gov.au/indigenous/niyp/

5.     AITSL and Evidence for Learning partner to reframe effective feedback
To better support educators, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and Evidence for Learning (http://evidenceforlearning.org.au/) have partnered to produce feedback implementation materials, grounded in research. Evidence shows that feedback is a low-cost, high impact approach, with very high effects on learning. It can increase student progress by an additional eight months over a school year. These resources now provide relevant, evidence-based and practical support to help educators with effective feedback in classrooms to improve student learning. They include a research summary, real-life case studies, as well as implementation resources. These new resources are free to access and available from the AITSL website. https://www.aitsl.edu.au/feedback

6.     Young Carer Bursary Program
The Young Carer Bursary Program is a $3,000 scholarship offered to young carers engaging in education. The bursary aims to help relieve financial pressure for young carers who are aged between 12 and 25 while they combine studying and their caring responsibilities. Applications open in late July, early August each year and are accepted for up to six weeks from the opening date. For more information see the Carers Australia website http://youngcarers.net.au/young-carer-bursary-program/
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