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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Learning Grants Program

The Learning Grants Program is one of several new initiatives the Tasmanian Government is funding over four years through the $1 million on-island support program. The additional on-island support is to make sure that families have a comprehensive range of wrap-around services to help them settle well into the Tasmanian community.

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $400,000 over three years for the Learning Grants Program (the Program), with $200,000 available in 2017-18.

The Program will focus on students from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Years 9 and 10 in Tasmanian Government schools. There are currently over 120 newly arrived students enrolled in Tasmanian Government secondary schools across the State, with approximately half in Northern Tasmania and half in Southern Tasmania.

Through the Program the Tasmanian Government aims to:

  • optimise their opportunities in Tasmania by supporting the learning and educational outcomes of students with refugee and migrant backgrounds, including completion of Year 12 and progression to post-secondary education pathways;
  • increase student confidence, English language proficiency and understanding of maths, science and other core curriculum subjects;
  • enhance the participation of families from refugee and migrant backgrounds in their school communities; and
  • stimulate a range of sustainable programs to assist refugee and migrant students with learning.

To be eligible, applicants must be an incorporated not-for-profit association or a Local Government agency with experience providing educational support services to people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Successful Grant Applications

The Learning Program Grants closed on 1 December 2017.  The following organisations successfully applied for Learning Grants 2017-18.

Further information can be obtained by email or by phoning 1800 204 224.