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Victorian Government Capital Grants

Applications have now closed the current round of grants.

Applications have now closed for Round 2 of the Victorian Government Building Fund for Non-Government Schools.

The next round of funding, Round 3, will be for projects commencing in the 2026 calendar year. A briefing for interested schools will be held in August/September 2024, after which schools will be invited to submit an expression of interest for the Fund.

A copy of the presentation delivered at the Capital Funding Briefing held in 2023 is available in isConnect. The presentation provides a generic overview of capital funding for Independent schools and the application and assessment process.

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


The Victorian Government Building Fund for Non-Government Schools 2023–27 is providing $450 million to help build and upgrade Catholic and Independent schools in Victoria, with approximately $135 million available for eligible Independent schools over the next four years.

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

Schools are expected to contribute at least 20% of total project costs, with grants to 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 Category 4 project that solely addresses cladding and/or asbestos issues as part of a planned removal process, as well as a grant for a project in category 1,2 or 3.

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

Schools are encouraged to carefully read the Program Guidelines as published by the Victorian School Building Authority, available below in the Resources section.

Please refer to the Apply for Funding section below to find out how to submit an application.

If you have any queries, please contact the VISBGA office:

Program timelines

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


ISV contacts

If you have any queries, please contact the VISBGA office: