The Inclusive Schools Fund (the Fund) is a $20 million fund designed to help make Victoria the Education State, providing Victorian Government schools with quality new spaces and more inclusive facilities, based on best practice research and design.
About the Fund
Schools can apply for funding to build best practice inclusive school facilities.
Funding is intended to:
- increase participation and improve learning outcomes for students with disabilities through strengthening and developing inclusive government school environments
- promote inclusion in classroom organisation and teaching approaches that tailor to the needs of all learners on the same basis, including those with disabilities
- create innovative school environments based on inclusive best practice and Universal Design for all schools to consider in facility planning and design for students with disabilities.
Applications for the Fund must address the criteria and demonstrate how projects will build and enhance a school culture of inclusion as well as enhance the participation of students with disabilities.
Accessible Buildings Program
The Inclusive Schools Fund is in addition to the funding to make school infrastructure compliant to relevant legislation and standards. The Accessible Buildings Program covers the costs of infrastructure upgrades to provide access to education facilities for students, parents and staff members with a disability.
For more information, including how to apply, see the Victorian School Building Authority - Inclusive Schools Fund.