Applications for educational assistance for 2020 are closed


The 2021 grant round will begin in October 2020. For more information, contact the office.


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

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

  • The Applicant (student) can only submit one regular grant per year and the progress form must be completed.

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

  • Applications will not be accepted after closing date.



  • 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.

  • There is a limit to grant amounts so the whole amount requested may not be met.

  • Items already purchased CANNOT be reimbursed.

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

  • If you have trouble with an application, our staff and volunteers are happy to answer any queries. You can contact us on 03 9443 9070 or at

  • We appreciate feedback that will help us ensure that we can continue to effectively support Aboriginal education.


The office of the Opening the Doors foundation is located on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung People of the Kulin Nations. Opening the Doors Foundation acknowledges the traditional owners of ancestral lands across Australia. Respecting Elders past and present and local Aboriginal Custodians.


Phone 03 9443 9070



434 St Georges Rd
Thornbury VIC 3071




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