The grants program invited schools to apply for grants of up to $5,000 (single school) or $10,000 (cluster) that address the theme of "Speak up against Cyberbullying" or "Being Cool Online".
What is the Bully Stoppers Grants Program?
Over 270 Victorian schools have been awarded with funding to help them implement strategies, initiatives or programs that aimed to prevent and respond to bullying (face-to-face and online) in their school community. The participating schools suggested that the grants program:
- Enabled their schools to take existing bullying prevention programs further and raise awareness amongst the broader community
- Supported the development of a common language around bullying, particularly in primary school settings. This was viewed as the first step in implementing a successful school-wide bullying prevention approach
- Assisted their schools to increase students’ awareness of their approaches to preventing and responding to bullying behaviours. This increased awareness and provided the foundation for a cultural change within a school. Students who were aware were more likely to report that they felt safe from bullying at school.
Each grant school submitted a case study and curriculum planner that explored their project and described its effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses.
For more information, see: Bully Stoppers Grants Program Examples
How can my school apply for a Bully Stoppers Grant?
Applications for round 4 of the grants program closed on 26 May 2015.
For a list of successful schools see: Grant Recipients