FACS Scholarships for Students in 2018

FACS is offering Scholarships to help students enrolled in education or training to complete their studies. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses. Applications open at 9am on Monday 22 January 2018 and close at 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018.

Through the scholarships program, students can use the funds to purchase items like course materials and equipment, or to pay for excursions and tutoring, so they don’t miss out on educational opportunities.

Scholarships are open to those receiving housing assistance from Family and Community Services, community housing providers or Aboriginal housing. This also includes students:

  • on the social housing waiting list
  • living in Out of Home Care – currently under the care of the Minister
  • living in public, community or Aboriginal housing
  • living in transitional or crisis accommodation or receiving supported accommodation through a specialist homelessness service
  • receiving private rental assistance, such as a private rental subsidy, bond loan or tenancy guarantee.

Fact Sheet Information for applicants

For more information, visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/education or for enquiries, please contact email education@facs.nsw.gov.au.

 

NSW FACS Supported Temporary Accommodation EOI

In 2017/18 the NSW Government is making up to $10 million available to non-government organisations (NGOs) to provide Supported Temporary Accommodation through an Expression of Interest (EOI). Temporary Accommodation (TA) is a critical component of the NSW Government’s response to homelessness. Closing date: 23 February 2018, 2.00pm.

It provides a safety net and ensures, wherever possible, that a person experiencing homelessness can be accommodated on any given night.

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) currently uses over 350 providers across the State to provide short-term accommodation to place TA clients. FACS uses motels, caravan parks and other low cost commercial accommodation options to place TA clients, as well as supported accommodation managed by NGOs.

In 2016/17 FACS supported over 24,800 homelessness clients with TA.Over time the number and complexity of clients have increased and there is now clear recognition within both FACS and the NGO sector that TA could play a greater role in providing support as well as shelter to those experiencing homelessness.

More information

 

Start Strong Pathways

Start Strong Pathways is a program that helps provide educational supports for very young children prior to preschool enrolment, strengthens the engagement of children within these services, and helps promote the importance of early childhood education to parents. Closing date: 31 January 2018.

Objectives

Start Strong Pathways has three core objectives:

  • support educational engagement of children too young to receive a preschool education
  • support pathways to preschool
  • promote the importance of early childhood education to parents and communities
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for Start Strong pathways, services must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a not-for-profit community-based service
  • engage a certificate III or diploma qualified early childhood educator, early childhood education teacher, or other person with a relevant tertiary qualification to run or design the service activities
  • have established links with early childhood education providers
  • comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Early Childhood Education Grants Program.
Priority of Funding

Priority will be given in the assessment process to:

  • services transitioning to Start Strong Pathways from the Long Day Care, Occasional Care, Vacation Care or Early Childhood Projects funding programs as part of the Early Childhood Education Grants Program
  • services engaging with vulnerable community groups with limited access to early childhood education in the area which they service. This could include any of the following demographic groups:

o    children with disability

o    Aboriginal children

o    children from low income families

o    children from a culturally and linguistically diverse background

o    children who are at risk of significant harm (from a child protection perspective)

o    socially isolated families.

More information

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FACS Scholarships 2018

FACS is offering Scholarships to help students enrolled in education or training to complete their studies. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses.

Applications open at 9am on Monday 22 January 2018 and close at 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018.

Through the scholarships program, students can use the funds to purchase items like course materials and equipment, or to pay for excursions and tutoring, so they don’t miss out on educational opportunities.

Scholarships are open to those receiving housing assistance from Family and Community Services, community housing providers or Aboriginal housing. This also includes students:

  • on the social housing waiting list
  • living in Out of Home Care – currently under the care of the Minister
  • living in public, community or Aboriginal housing
  • living in transitional or crisis accommodation or receiving supported accommodation through a specialist homelessness service
  • receiving private rental assistance, such as a private rental subsidy, bond loan or tenancy guarantee.

Fact Sheet Information for applicants

For more information, visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/education or for enquiries, please contact email education@facs.nsw.gov.au.

 

Dementia Friendly Communities Community Engagement Grants

Dementia Australia is currently offering 20 grants of $15,000 each to support Australian community and not for profit organisations to support the development of local dementia-friendly community activities. 

Grants will be administered via an expression of interest process (EOI), with guidelines providing information about the requirements for the grants, and the EOI now available at the Dementia Friendly Communities Hub https://www.dementiafriendly.org.au/community-grants

Expressions of interest close 24 January 2018.

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