Strategic Partnerships Program

The Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP) provides funding to not-for-profit organisations to deliver programs to improve student achievement, engagement, health and wellbeing and/or teacher capacity.

Strategic Partnerships Program 2015-17 Triennium

The 2015-17 Strategic Partnerships Program is currently underway. Applications closed on 11 July 2014 with programs commencing 1 January 2015.

For programs and organisations funded in this current triennium, see: Strategic Partnerships

Policy context and priority areas

The Victorian Government’s goal is to achieve world-leading educational performance over the next ten years. The vision is that every Victorian thrives, learns and grows to enjoy a productive, rewarding and fulfilling life, while contributing to their local and global communities.

Applications for SPP funding for 2015-17 were aligned with government policies and our strategic priorities.

Funding categories for 2015-17

SPP funding for 2015-17 supports three program categories.

Student learning programs

These programs:

  • provide opportunities for students to access specialised facilities, resources and expertise beyond the mainstream school environment
  • align with Victorian curriculum frameworks
  • demonstrate that they will improve student outcomes.

Teacher professional learning programs

These programs:

  • build the capacity of teachers to deliver learning and teaching programs that improve student outcomes
  • align with Victorian curriculum frameworks
  • demonstrate they provide opportunities that are not available from other sources.

Extension programs for gifted and talented students

These programs:

  • promote engagement of gifted and talented students
  • promote learning and development of gifted and talented students
  • target gifted and talented students, in primary and secondary schools, who are likely to have limited access to extension opportunities.

This category is a one-off 2015-17 triennium.

More information

For more information about the Strategic Partnerships Program, please email: