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2018 Community Language Schools Funding Program

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 19 March 2018 (AEDT).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the Department of Education and Training's online grant application for the 2018 Community Language Schools Funding Program, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact Fahry Abubaker, Executive Officer, Ethnic Schools' Association of Victoria (ESAV) on 9349 2683 or email

For technical queries relating to the online system, please contact SmartyGrants on 9320 6888 or at and quote your application number.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Applications’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a ‘Review’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel.  You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your application has NOT been received.


You will need to upload your school's student enrolment data in an Excel spreadsheet, as an attachment to support your application. This requires you to have saved the Excel spreadsheet on your computer, or on a USB drive, or similar. If you are unable to upload a document, please contact SmartyGrants.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.