Student Engagement and Support Grant Program

The Student Engagement and Support Grant Program provides an opportunity for education and training providers, student or community groups and associations, Consular Corps, local government and non-for-profit organisations to secure financial support of up to AUD$10,000 (GST exclusive).

Applications for the Student Engagement and Support Grant have now closed. Late applications will not be accepted.

Our partners

The International Student Engagement and Support Initiatives for 2021 are being delivered in partnership with the WA Government, StudyPerth and the broader international education sector, and is supported by Lotterywest. The Student Engagement and Support Grant Program is one of seven initiatives approved as part of the Lotterywest grant funding and one of the five initiatives delivered by StudyPerth.

Lotterywest is the only State Government owned lottery in Australia that directly supports the WA community through their grants. This is something they have done for almost 90 years, as they build towards their vision of building a better WA together.

 

 

Grants awarded

The Student Engagement and Support Grant Program awarded funding for 60 initiatives, representative of the education sector, consular corps, multicultural community groups and relevant industry partners. Combined, these initiatives targeted a reach of almost 15,000 current onshore international students, supporting their wellbeing and enhancing their experience while living and studying in Western Australia.

Please see here for the full listing of approved initiatives.

 

StudyPerth would like to thank major supporter Lotterywest and the WA Government for supporting the

Student Engagement and Support Grant Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

To view more FAQs click here.

  • What are the key dates?

    Please refer to the Grants Program Guidelines for full details. Below is a brief summary.

    Activity

    Date

    Grants Applications Open

    12:00PM AWST Tuesday 30 March 2021

    Grants Applications Close

    11:59PM AWST Wednesday 9 June 2021

    Grants Applications Assessed

    Wednesday 14 April - Wednesday 16 June 2021

    Notification of decisions

    Friday 16 April - Thursday 17 June 2021

    Payment of Grant Funding

    Friday 16 April - Thursday 1 July 2021

    Final date for all Grant funded projects to be implemented

    Tuesday 31 August 2021

    Acquittal of Grant

    Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • Who can apply for the Grant?

    The following organisations may be eligible for the Grant:

    • A CRICOS registered education or training provider located in Western Australia that is also a StudyPerth Member;
    • An industry body representing a group of CRICOS registered international education and training providers in Western Australia;
    • A non-education organisation whose primary purpose relates to providing services to international students in Western Australia;
    • Consular Corps;
    • A student or community group or association representing or providing services to international students in Western Australia;
    • Body corporate (non-CRICOS registered) whose primary purpose relates to the international education and training sector in Western Australia and/or providing services to international students in Western Australia; or
    • An incorporated not-for-profit organisation whose primary purpose relates to the international education and training sector in Western Australia and/or providing services to international students in Western Australia;
    • Unincorporated not-for-profit organisation whose primary purpose relates to providing services to international students in Western Australia;
    • A Western Australian local government body in which a CRICOS registered international education and training provider is domiciled.

    Organisations must:

    • Operate in Western Australia or provide services that support international students currently living and learning in Western Australia;
    • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or details of auspice organisation that has an ABN that can accept funding on your behalf;
    • Have been operating for more than 12 months at the time of application;
    • Have full insurances. A copy of public liability insurance will be required with the application.

    Grants will be available to eligible recipients to be used to deliver initiatives to support all current onshore international students in Western Australia including higher education, ELICOS, vocational, high school and study abroad students.

  • Do you have to be a StudyPerth member to apply for the Grant?

    No. CRICOS registered education providers are required to be a StudyPerth Member but the Grant is open to the wider industry sector.

  • What can the Grant funds be used for?

    The grant money can be used to fund initiatives/projects for current onshore international students in Western Australia that meet at least one of the program objectives. The following are some examples:

    • events;
    • work experience and internship programs;
    • training programs;
    • promotions and competitions that encourage engagement with other international students and/or local students and/or community;
    • purchase of equipment to enhance on-site experiences, ie entertainment equipment;
    • sporting, cultural or health programs and activities;
    • services to provide necessary amenities to support international students.