Grants Now Open For Education Week Activities

Not-for-profits across Victoria are invited to apply for grants to host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities as part of the 76th annual Education Week.

The theme this year is ‘Celebrating STEM’ and all government schools are encouraged to join Education Week celebrations, opening their doors to showcase how they are using STEM to help students thrive and gain critical skills for the future.

Celebrating STEM as part of Education Week supports the Andrews Labor Government’s Education State targets of equipping all Victorian learners with STEM skills, achieving excellence, building world-class schools and creating opportunities for every student.

Organisations that can demonstrate how STEM is about innovation, curiosity and creativity as an integral part of everyday life, from using the latest technology to a visit to the beach to discover amazing marine life, are encouraged to apply.

Small grants of up to $2000 are available to assist eligible not-for-profit organisations to host free STEM-related activities.

Potential activities could include interactive workshops, exhibitions, competitions, tours, open days, online or digital STEM programs, presentations and outreach programs.

Schools will also be hosting free activities showcasing the work they are doing to make STEM relevant and interesting for all students.

Education Week will run from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 May.

Applications for Education Week activities should be submitted by 11:59pm, Thursday 26 March 2020 at https://fs27.formsite.com/CHgztD/Educationweek/.

For more information and to learn more about Education Week visit www.education.vic.gov.au/educationweek

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“This year’s Education Week celebrates the role of the school and the community in inspiring Victorian students from Prep to Year 12 to engage with STEM and be learners for life.”

“STEM skills, along with the ability to think critically and find creative solutions to complex problems, are vital for preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow.”

“I encourage not-for-profits across Victoria to open their doors to communities and students to showcase how STEM comes to life in the real world.”

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