School Chaplaincy Programme - Round Two
Posted on Friday, 27 July 2007
Federal Member for Pearce the Hon Judi Moylan MP has announced that applications are now open for the second and final round of funding under the National School Chaplaincy Programme.
“This important programme aims to support our local school communities that wish to access the services of a school chaplain,” Ms Moylan said.
The Australian Government has invested $115 million over three years to make these vital services available, and has already provided $76.8 million to schools over three years, for the first round of funding.
Ms Moylan said twenty four Pearce schools had benefited from round one of the National School Chaplaincy Programme.
“Following on from the resounding success of round one, I encourage local schools to apply for up to $20,000 per year over 3 years, to help them establish chaplaincy services, or enhance existing services,” Ms Moylan explained.
“Schools who did not apply in the first round can apply for funding now. Schools who were unsuccessful in the first round will be automatically reconsidered in Round Two, and will be provided with advice on how improve their applications.”
Ms Moylan emphasised that the choice of religious affiliation of the chaplain, and the nature of the chaplaincy services to be provided, are decided by the school community, following broad consultation.
This second and final round will close to Western Australian schools on August 22.
For more information about the National Schools Chaplaincy Programme see the website at: www.dest.gov.au/schools/chaplains