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UNICEF Australia’s research has shown that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted children and young people across Australia in a myriad of ways, and the number of young people who are coping is in decline.
As part of our support to assist children and local communities in the context of COVID-19, we will be providing a one-off round of School Community Grants for 30 primary and high schools to use on activities related to strengthening connectivity, wellbeing and implementing social distancing programs in a child-friendly way during the pandemic.
COVID-19 is impacting children and young people differently across the country. For many, especially those who have been recently impacted by bushfire and drought, this isn’t their first crisis. In furthering UNICEF Australia’s work in drought and bushfire affected communities, the grant is open to Parents and Citizens’ Associations attached to eligible schools in drought and/or bushfire affected areas. It is intended to benefit students and their school community by contributing to small scale projects (including the purchase of technology/supplies) and their associated costs at the local level.
Parents and Citizens’ Associations are encouraged to make an application on behalf of their schools for this grant, but we request that the chosen school Principal’s approval is given when submitting your applications.
Applications for the School Community Grant have now closed.
Decisions will be communicated via phone and/or email by 27 July 2020. Should you have any questions, please email Sue-Ellen, Australian Programs Officer on [email protected]
Existing applicants: log in here to check your application status.