Please read the program guidelines before starting your application.

Inclusive Schools Round 4 Guidelines (Word)
Inclusive Schools Round 4 Guidelines (PDF)​​
Where can I apply?
Applicants must apply online through the SmartyGrants system.

When do applications close?
​Applications for Round 4 close at midnight on 20 April 2018.

Where can I get further details?
For further information email inclusive.schools.fund@edumail.vic.gov.au

​​​​​​​​​The Inclusive Schools Fund is a $20 million fund over four years, established to help Victorian government schools implement innovative projects that promote best practice inclusive school environments and support the educational and social needs of children and young people with disabilities.

Funding is intended to:

  • Increase participation and improve learning outcomes for students with disabilities through strengthening and developing inclusive government school environments.
  • Promote inclusion in classroom organisation and teaching approaches that tailor to the needs of all learners on the same basis, including those with disabilities.
  • Create innovative school environments based on  inclusive best practice and Universal Design for all schools to consider in facility planning and design for students with disabilities.

Schools are encouraged to come up with innovative projects based on their existing facilities and the needs of students with disabilities attending their school. The value of projects is expected to be up to $200,000.

Example projects include:

  • Indoor inclusive learning spaces
  • Outdoor sensory areas
  • Quiet and supportive re-engagement spaces

All works under the Inclusive Schools Fund adhere to the Disability Standards for Education (the Standards) which seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.

Round 1 

33 schools received funding; 

Round 1 Inclusive Schools Fund 

Round 1 Inclusive Schools Fund

Round 2 

 24 schools received funding, see below; (14/12/2016)


 An additional 17 schools received funding, see below; (14/03/2017)


14 schools received funding, see below; (21/11/2017)

​​For further information, please see the Department of Education and Training page: 
Inclusive Schools Fu​nd​​. ​​​

Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 896 950