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Victorian Government Capital Grants

Applications have closed for Round 3 of the Victorian Government’s Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.


The Victorian Government Non-Government Schools Capital Fund 2019-20 to 2022-23 is providing $402 million to help build and upgrade Catholic and Independent schools in Victoria, with approximately $120 million available for the Independent sector over the four rounds of funding.

To be eligible to apply, a school must be a participant, or prospective participant, in the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (VIS BGA).

Grants may be allocated across four project categories:

Projects in category 1 and 2 must have a construction period of 18 months or less.

Projects in category 3 and 4 must have a construction period of 12 months or less.

Schools may not receive more than one grant over the four rounds of funding for a project in category 1, 2 or 3. Schools may be eligible to receive a separate grant for a project in category 4 that solely addresses cladding and/or asbestos issues as part of a planned removal process.

Applications must be submitted online through the Department of Education and Training’s SmartyGrants portal, where they will be assessed by both the VIS BGA and the Department against the criteria below:

For more details, please see the Program Guidelines as published by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training, available below in Links and Resources.

Program timelines

Timelines for each round of the Fund are set out below:

The application and assessment process for Round 3 will follow the timeline below:

Apply for funding

Applications have closed for Round 3 of the Victorian Government’s Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.

The next round of funding, Round 4, will be for projects commencing in the 2023 calendar year. Interested schools will be invited to attend an information briefing in August 2021.

A copy of the presentation delivered at the Capital Funding Briefing held in August 2020 is available in isConnect. The presentation provides an overview of capital funding programs offered through both the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Please do not hesitate to contact the VIS BGA with any queries. Contact details are available below.

ISV contacts

If you have any queries, please contact:

Aisling Allen
Manager, Capital Funding
(03) 9825 7239

Lindy McArdle
Manager Grants Administration VISBGA
(03) 9825 7218

Rhiannon Matthews
Program Officer VISBGA
(03) 9825 7214