Future of Education Equity Fund ( ACT Secondary Bursary Scheme)

Future of Education Equity Fund
(previously ACT Secondary Bursary Scheme)

The ACT Government's expanded Future of Education Equity Fund provides financial assistance to low-income families (and independent students) with students in years P-12 to meet the costs of education expenses, such as school uniforms, school excursions, sport equipment and activities and music lessons through a one-off payment.

The Future of Education Student Equity Fund Round 1 opened in late 2021 for families with students in years 7-10. Round 2 is only open to families who have NOT already applied for and/or or received payment to support their students in the 2022 school year using a paper based form.

The following payments are available to those who meet the eligibility criteria:

2022 applications close 30 September 2022. Only applications received by this date will be processed. There is no limit on the number of students for whom each applicant can apply, providing they meet all conditions.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

-      a current means-tested Health Care Card or Centrelink card, which must list the student(s) as dependents, or

-      alternative forms of evidence proving low-income status or equivalent financial stress.

Students must be:

Visit the link more information and to apply.