Homework Club Grants Initiative

The Homework Club Grants Initiative provides funding to deliver activities for young people of African heritage enrolled in Victorian schools.

The funding is available for community organisations working in partnership with school communities to deliver:

  • homework clubs
  • after school activities
  • parent engagement activities.

Up to $125,000 per organisation is available.

Funding is provided by the Department of Education and Training (DET) alongside the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) through the Victorian African Communities Action Plan. 


The initiative seeks to offer the opportunity for new, innovative approaches where community members and schools work together to maximise the engagement of young people in education.

The objectives of the initiative are to:

  • ensure African young people and their families and carers are provided with a safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate environment to interact and engage
  • build and nurture positive relationships between community organisations, schools, parents, carers and African young people
  • assist with homework – literacy, numeracy and communication skills, and other activities including parent engagement.

Who can apply

Community organisations in Victoria that work with young people and families of African heritage can apply. Evidence of relationships with school communities is essential.

Community organisations must be one of the following entity types:

  • incorporated associations (incorporated under state legislation, commonly have ‘Association’ or ‘Incorporated’ or ‘Inc.’ in their legal name)
  • incorporated cooperatives (also incorporated under state legislation, commonly have ‘Cooperative’ in their legal name)
  • not-for-profit entities registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) or the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic).

Organisations must also have a current Australian Business Number (ABN).

How to apply

Download and complete the Homework Club Grants Initiative application form (docx - 64.02kb).

You must attach and submit all supporting documentation with your application including a detailed project plan, or your application will be considered ineligible and not assessed.

Send your application by Tuesday 17 March 2020 to Youth.Participation@edumail.vic.gov.au

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


  • Grant round opens – 17 February 2020
  • Grant round closes – 17 March 2020
  • Assessment of applications – March 2020
  • Grant recipients announced – date to be confirmed
  • Commencement – April 2020

More information

Download the Homework Clubs Grants Initiative Guidelines (docx - 655.6kb) for information on:

  • application guidelines
  • conditions of funding
  • assessment criteria.

For more information about the Homework Club Grants Initiative, contact arcaro.kris.f@edumail.vic.gov.au