Applications for educational assistance in 2022 are now open

 

For the 2022 grant round the foundation has created an online application only. This can be filled in on a phone or computer.

To receive a grant application email enquiries@openingthedoors.org.au

For the 2022 grant round the foundation has created an online application only. This can be filled in on a phone or computer.
If you received a grant for your child in  2020 or 2021 then we will send an email to you with a link that will allow you to access the online grant application process. Invitation emails were sent by Friday 22 October 2021.
If you haven’t received a link by this date please email enquiries@openingthedoors.org.au.
If you haven’t received a grant from the Foundation before and would like to lodge an application for the 2022 grants please email enquiries@openingthedoors.org.au. 
Please remember we are unable to send a paper based version of the grant application form anymore. If you need help with the lodgement of a grant application form and have difficulty accessing a computer please ring our help desk on 1300 236356 and select option 1.

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION OF ASSISTANCE

  • The Applicant must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

  • The Applicant must be enrolled in a Catholic or Independent educational institution located within the State boundaries of Victoria.

  • The Applicant can only submit one regular grant per year.

  • First time applicants must provide a Confirmation of Aboriginality Certificate.

  • The progress report must be completed by applicants who have received a grant from the Foundation in the past.

  • Applications will only be accepted on the official Application Form and ALL SECTIONS MUST be completed.

  • Applications will not be accepted after the closing date - 8th April 2022

MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT

Prep           $750

Year 1-6     $600

Year 7        $1,200

Year 8-12  $1,000

ARE YOU APPLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME?

A Confirmation of Aboriginality certificate must be submitted the first time any student applies for a grant from the foundation. After the first year, we keep it in our files so you will not need to submit the certificate again in the future.

 

If you do not have a certificate, contact 1300 236356 or  enquiries@openingthedoors.org.au

PREFERRED SUPPLIER LIST

Opening The Doors Foundation strives to provide school items from suppliers nominated by the applicant. 

 

The preferred supplier list contains suppliers that we have existing partnerships with. This means that a grant disbursement and supply collection process has been set up. If you wish to pick up school supplies from other suppliers, we will try our best to disburse the grant and make these supplies accessible to you. Note that in some cases it may not be possible to pay certain suppliers.  In other cases, it may take a little extra time to ensure this grant is paid.

If your supplier is not on the list, you can email finance@openingthedoors.org.au so the foundation has time to prepare to make payments to this supplier.

Click the button below to view the supplier list for 2022.

 

 

NOTE

  • The Foundation will not accept any forms which do not meet all application requirements.

  • The Foundation will alert the parent/guardian/carer if all requirements have not been met.

  • An application cannot be altered once it is sent unless it does not meet all criteria.

  • The Foundation strives to disburse grants as quickly as possible for the convenience of families - allow at least 2 weeks for the application to be processed.

  • Items already purchased CANNOT be reimbursed.

  • Successful applications are approved by the Board of Trustees. The approved grant amount is final and cannot be changed after approval.

Our staff and volunteers strive to make the applications as easy as possible for all applicants. We also appreciate feedback that will help us ensure that we can continue to effectively support Aboriginal education.

HELP DESK

This year, the foundation has set up a help desk to provide more support to families. The help desk also helps us to direct your call to the best person for your query.

If you have questions about the grant application process contact the Help Desk at 1300 236356 and press 1

If you have questions about the grant payment process contact John at finance@openingthedoors.org.au or 0403 330 733.

If you would like to know how much your application has been processed contact Brigid at enquiries@openingthedoors.org.au or

0401 487 414.

If you would like to deliver a complaint or compliment contact a Trustee at 1300 236356 and press 5