Victorian Government assistance programs
- The applications are submitted by schools. The program provides capped payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.
- applications are submitted by schools. The program covers costs such as new school uniforms, shoes, books and more for disadvantaged students.
- . The Department of Education and Training manages over 25 student scholarships programs, that are awarded for a range of reasons including academic achievement, participation in the school and local community or financial need.
Commonwealth family assistance
The Australian Government provides a range of payments and services to help families look after their children’s health, education and other family issues.
- takes families through what payments and service they can be eligible for. Some of these payments and services include:
- which provides help for eligible families with the cost of outside school hours care, vacation care and registered care.
- Family Tax Benefits, A or B, or Parenting Payments.
- , or which provide help for young people between 15 and 24 years of age. These payments provide financial support while young people are looking for work, studying, training or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.
- which provides help with the with the cost of prescription medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Commonwealth-funded medical services, and access to state, territory and local government concessions.
- is an Australian charity that provides a range of assistance, including financial assistance, to disadvantaged students from kindergarten through to tertiary studies.
- provides affordable financial programs, including the scheme , for people on low or limited incomes that may assist families to afford educational costs and other expenses.
- is an initiative of Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ that assists families on lower incomes. The program matches family savings up to $500 for education-related costs.
- offers a range of assistance including food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, back to school costs, information and advocacy.
- provides financial support, guidance and mentoring for disadvantaged students. The Smith Family works with a select number of schools and may require referral from the school principal.
- provides student travel passes to eligible secondary school students experiencing financial difficulties, enabling them to travel to school or other forms of training and education.
Websites with Victorian community services information
- The lists support options that provide financial assistance to families and reduce school costs.
- provides information for people seeking welfare assistance, advice and general referral and support. The online directory contains comprehensive information on services and organisations such as those providing support in respect to accommodation, domestic violence, drug and alcohol treatment, health, material aid and mental health.
- is a peak body representing local community information and support services that assist people experiencing personal and financial difficulties.
- is a search site for community support services.
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Reviewed 06 August 2021