Fair Education school grants open

Disadvantaged schools can apply for up to $70,000 to boost family and community involvement with their children's education.

The 2019 application round for the Fair Education program has opened to schools and school clusters in disadvantaged communities across NSW.

Fair Education provides grants of up to $70,000 over three years for individual schools, and up to $250,000 for school clusters, to deliver projects that improve how families and the wider school communities engage in student learning.

More than 1500 schools across the state, including government, independent and Catholic schools, are eligible for the grants.

Fair Education has supported 23 projects in 72 schools

Fair Education director Maura Manning said the program was making progress in parent and community engagement and leadership development.

"Fair Education offers a range of projects that challenge schools to think and work in innovative ways," Ms Manning said.

"Schools can build sustainable leadership to ensure continuity in ongoing improvement efforts, regardless of leadership changes."

Grants are available for projects that help your school engage with the community.

Grants are available for projects that help your school engage with the community.

"Coaches with expertise at the highest levels of education work with principals and their school leadership teams to help them design and deliver their projects, as well as monitor and evaluate the outcomes."

Since its inception in 2016, Fair Education has supported 23 projects in 72 schools across NSW, benefiting more than 25,000 students.

Applications close September 27, 2019. For more information, visit schoolsplus.org.au

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