From : Lahiff, Cynthia M
Applications for the 2018 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) are now open, until the end of Term 2 on Friday 29 June.
The CSEF helps ensure all students are able to participate in school trips and sporting activities.
A payment of $125 for eligible primary school students and $225 for eligible secondary school students is paid directly to the school to be used towards camps, sports and excursion costs for the benefit of the student. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card are eligible to apply, as well as certain students and families that fall in to a special consideration category.
Payment to schools will begin from Thursday 1 March, however schools can accept and process applications for the CSEF until the end of Term 2 on Friday 29 June.
Changes to the application process
Students who received CSEF at your school in 2017 do not need to reapply in 2018, unless there have been changes to family circumstances, or they have changed schools.
Schools should copy 2017 applications across to 2018 in the CSEF system for eligible students who are still enrolled at your school before 29 June.
New applicants will have to complete an application form, see: Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
For more information on changes to the CSEF application process, see: Managing Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
Applications for CSEF are open
Thursday 1 March
CSEF payments to schools begin
Friday 29 June
Applications for CSEF close
Eligibility for State School Relief
Victorian government school prep and year 7 students who are CSEF recipients are also eligible for a uniform package. Applications for year 7 uniform packs are now open, and applications for prep winter uniform packages open in Term 2, see: Prep winter uniform support
These initiatives are part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government's commitment to breaking the link between a student's background and their outcomes.
For information about the uniform package initiative, see: State Schools' Relief