Small School Grants

A grant is available to small Victorian government schools to support principals or acting principals to attend Bastow courses.

​​​​The grant subsidises the costs associated with the employment of a Casual Relief Teacher (CRT) to backfill the principal or acting principal while they are participating in the course.

For the purposes of this grant, a small school is defined as a school with an enrolment of 100 students or less.

At the conclusion of the course, small schools can apply for a $300 grant for each workshop day the principal or acting principal attended.

For example, if the participant attended four workshop days, the school will receive $1200 (4 days x $300 per day).

Current CRT daily rates from:

  • 1/2/2015 are $283.90 plus on costs
  • 1/8/2015 are $293.90 plus on costs.

It is the school’s responsibility to book and pay for the CRT and then apply for the Small School Grant when workshop days have been completed.

Grant claims must be made within 6 months of course completion and are subject to the course provider confirming the participant’s attendance at each workshop day.

Apply now for a Small School Grant.

The small school grant is in addition to the Accommodation Grant provided to schools 100km or more from the venue where a Bastow course is being delivered.