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Applications for educational assistance for 2024 are open!


If you would like to request an application form or find out more, email

Alloa 2-3 weeks for the Foundation to process your application.


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

  • 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 - 12th April 2024.


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 0401 487 414 or




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

  • The Foundation supports the extra costs of school. This does not include 'fees'.

  • 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.


To find out about the grant application process, contact our help desk at 0401 487 414 or

If you have questions about the grant payment process contact John at or 0403 330 733.

If you would like to deliver a complaint or compliment contact a Trustee at 1300 236 356 and press 5

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