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Outside School Hours Care — Decision Making Regarding the Provision of OSHC

OSHC establishment grants

The Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Establishment Grant initiative provides grant funding to Victorian government schools delivering primary aged education without an existing OSHC program. The initiative aims to improve the availability of OSHC services across Victoria, ensuring that all children and families are able to access programs on their school site or in their local area.

The initiative will have 4 applications rounds between 2021 and 2023. Round 1 closed in February 2021.

Round 2 will open on 12 July 2021 and close on 20 August 2021. In Round 2, the Department will provide grants to at least 150 schools of up to $75,000 per year to support the establishment of new OSHC services. Where the grant application involves a cluster of schools (more than one eligible Victorian government school), a cap of $150,000 per year will be applied. Successful schools in Round 2 will receive 3 years of funding and commence service delivery in Term 1, 2022.

Schools in receipt of grants can choose to either establish a school council delivered service or to engage a third party OSHC provider to run the service.

For details, please refer to the OSHC Establishment Grants fact sheet and the OSHC Grants Initiative application guidelines. For schools who are considering a cluster arrangement, refer to the Information sheet for cluster schools.

To submit an application, visit the SmartyGrants application page.

For enquiries, application support or information about what resources and assistance are available to schools establishing OSHC, please contact the OSHC Establishment Grants team at oshc.central@education.vic.gov.au or call (03) 7022 1273 or (03) 7022 0084

The following schools were successful in Round 1:

  • Bairnsdale Primary School
  • Belle Vue Park Primary School
  • Boisdale Consolidated School
  • Boronia West Primary School
  • Canadian Lead Primary School
  • Charles La Trobe P-12 College
  • Colac Primary School
  • Concongella Primary School
  • Darraweit Guim Primary School
  • Deer Park North Primary School
  • Eppalock Primary School
  • Everton Primary School
  • Fish Creek and District Primary School
  • Heyfield Primary School
  • Irymple South Primary School
  • Katandra West Primary School
  • Koorlong Primary School
  • Lake Boga Primary School
  • Lakes Entrance Primary School
  • Milawa Primary School
  • Moe (Albert Street) Primary School
  • Moe Primary School
  • Mooroopna North Primary School
  • Murtoa College
  • Myrrhee Primary School
  • Narre Warren South P-12 College
  • Newborough Primary School
  • Nyora Primary School
  • Pembroke Primary School
  • Pomonal Primary School
  • Red Cliffs East Primary School
  • Rosewood Downs Primary School
  • Rupanyup Primary School
  • Rushworth P-12 College
  • Sassafras Primary School
  • Springvale Rise Primary School
  • St Albans Heights Primary School
  • Swan Hill North Primary School
  • Taradale Primary School
  • Toolangi Primary School
  • Toora Primary School
  • Traralgon (Stockdale Road) Primary School
  • Trawalla Primary School
  • Tyers Primary School
  • Warrnambool West Primary School
  • Welshpool and District Primary School
  • Westall Primary School
  • Woodford Primary School
  • Woolsthorpe Primary School
  • Wyndham Park Primary School
  • Yarraville Special Developmental School
  • Yinnar Primary School
  • Yinnar South Primary School.
Guidance chapter on OSHC establishment grants

Reviewed 01 July 2021

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