The ACT Block Grant Authority Incorporated (ACTBGA) is a non-profit association set up by non-government school organisations in the ACT.
The objectives of the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Program are to:
- Provide and improve school capital infrastructure, particularly for the most educationally disadvantaged students.
- Ensure attention to refurbishment / upgrading of capital infrastructure for existing students, while making provision for needs arising from new demographic and enrolment trends.
- Pursue the Commonwealth’s other priorities and objectives for schooling.
- Account for all capital funding provided under the Act to meet the expectations of the auditors.
The Trades Skills Centres in Schools (TSC) program, formerly Trade Training Centres, is a part of the Australian Government’s Education Revolution.
The program commenced in 2008 to enable secondary schools to apply for funding of between $500,000 and $1.5 million for Trades Skills Centres.
The Program allows secondary students from years 9 to 12 to access vocational education and training through TSCs
to give them a broader range of options so as to improve Year 12 retention rates and enhance pathways into vocational careers.
TSCs are also helping to address national skills shortages in traditional trades and emerging industries.
This $5m program is part of an ACT Government initiative to support Non-government preschools to provide high quality early childhood education.
Grants under this initiative will be provided to help establish preschools or to provide ongoing support through initiatives such as upgrades and resources.
For more information, please contact the ACTBGA on 6285 1808.