Capital Funding

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

Applications close on Tuesday 30th April 2019 after which the AIS will commence checking the financial, costing and educational content for validity before it is assessed by the Capital Grants Assessment team from both an educational and financial need perspective.  These recommendations are then reviewed by the Capital Grants Appraisal Panel to determine which project applications will be recommended to the AISNSW BGA Board. After passing through a quality assurance process, the recommendations for grant assistance are then sent to the relevant Government Education Ministers. Successful schools are usually notified by January the following year.

Schools that are not yet participants in the AISNSW BGA should contact AISNSW for details of how to apply.

 2019 BGA Capital Grants Approved Project Briefing Presentation

2019 BGA Capital Grants Application Briefing Presentation

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