The Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW) has the responsibility of administering the Australian Government's Capital Grants Program (CGP) and the NSW Government’s Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS) for independent schools in NSW. It does this through a separate entity called the AISNSW Block Grant Authority Ltd (BGA). Each year these Governments allocate a fixed 'block' of money to be administered by the BGA to independent schools in NSW for capital works projects on a needs basis.
The specific objectives of both Capital Grants Programs are to:
- provide and improve school infrastructure, particularly for the most educationally disadvantaged students
- ensure attention to refurbishment/upgrading of capital infrastructure for existing students, while making provision for needs arising from new demographic and enrolment trends
- pursue the Australian Government's other priorities and objectives for schooling as outlined in the latest version of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP) for Non-Government Schools - CGP Operating Manual