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Funding now available for community language schools

​Community language schools are now invited to apply for grants to support school and administration and operations.

Community Language School grants, administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), provide support for schools to develop quality language learning, and develop and maintain effective administration, management systems and processes.

Community language schools are not-for-profit, community-based organisations that operate out of school hours and teach languages other than English for students from kindergarten through to Year 12.

Two types of grants are available in this round:

  • Per capita grants—assist with the costs of operating the school. The per capita amount is up to $120 per student and the total grant amount is calculated on the number of students enrolled in the school.
  • New school grants—provide one-off funding of up to $4000 to new schools to support the administrative costs of setting up the school.

This community language schools grant round closes at 4.00pm on Monday 11 March 2019.

"Community language schools provide language and cultural learning that equips students with skills that will last them a lifetime," said Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister, Paul Papalia.

"Often staffed by dedicated and skilled volunteers, community language schools provide an essential service to children across the State wanting to learn a language other than English.

"The McGowan Government is committed to supporting community language schools to ensure that quality language learning is available to all Western Australian students."

Further information is available from OMI's Community Language Schools page.