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 30th April each year, after which the AISNSW Grants Management Team will commence checking the financial, costing and educational content for validity and completeness before assessing them from both an educational and financial need perspective.  The assessment and analysis of the application information is the basis for formulating recommendations for grant assistance. The recommendations are then reviewed by the AISNSW BGA Funding Allocation Committee who determines which project applications will be recommended to the AISNSW BGA Board. 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.

Capital Grants Resources

2023 Capital Grants Program (Approved Projects)


2024 Capital Grants Program (Application Briefing)

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