Victorian African Communities Action Plan

Funding is available for community organisations to deliver homework clubs, afterschool activities and parent engagement activities for young people of African heritage.


The Department of Education is providing funding through the Homework Club Grant Initiative to community organisations working in partnership with school communities to deliver homework clubs, afterschool activities and parent engagement activities targeting young people of African heritage enrolled in Victorian schools, their parents and carers.

The Homework Club Grant Initiative seeks to offer the opportunity for new, innovative approaches where community members and schools are working collaboratively to maximise the engagement of young people in education.

The Homework Club Grant Initiative is a competitive grant program administered by School and Regional Services, Department of Education.


The objectives of the program are to:

  • ensure young people and their families are provided with a safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate environment to interact and engage
  • support Victoria’s African communities to have a strong sense of belonging, connection and inclusion.
  • build and nurture positive relationships between community organisation, schools, parents and young people
  • Improve academic performance and engagement – literacy, numeracy and communication skills, and other relevant activities including parent engagement.

Available funding

Up to $100,000 per organisation.

How to Apply

Community organisations are required to work in partnership with school communities.

You must attach and submit all supporting documentation with your application including a detailed project plan, or your application will be considered ineligible and not assessed.

Submit your application by 5.00PM 24 November 2023 via email: Late or in-complete applications will not be considered.

Please refer to the application guidelines document for further instructions.

Guidelines document
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For more information, contact Adria De Fazio, A/Project Leader, Youth Participation Unit, Schools and Regional Services, Department of Education at


  • Grant Round Opens

    26 October 2023

  • Grant Round Closes

    24 November 2023

  • Grant Recipients Announced

    15 December 2023

  • Commencement

    30 January 2024

Funding Guidelines