The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is an initiative of the State Government. It provides financial assistance to ensure students can fully participate in camps, excursions and school sports. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply for $225 annually for secondary students. Payments are tied to the eligible student but are made directly to the school.
Application and Claim forms are available using the links below.
2018 Year 7 students who are eligible for CSEF will also automatically receive a uniform voucher. The College will contact parents when we receive the voucher which can then be redeemed at our Uniform Shop.
Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year is paid for eligible primary school students, with $225 per year paid for eligible secondary school students. A special consideration eligibility category also exists. Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student. It is expected that approximately 222,000 Victorian school students will directly benefit from the CSEF.
Criteria 1 - Eligibility
To be eligible for the fund, a parent or legal guardian of a student attending a registered Government or non-government Victorian primary or secondary school must:
- on the first day of Term one, or;
- on the first day of Term two;
a) Be an eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is, be the holder of a Veterans Affairs Gold Card or be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder, OR
b) Be a temporary foster parent, and
c) Submit an application to the school by the due date.
Parents who receive a Carer Allowance on behalf of a child, or any other benefit or allowance not income tested by Centrelink, are not eligible for the CSEF unless they also comply with one of (a) or (b) above.
It should be noted that a Special Consideration category also exists. For more information, see: CSEF FAQ.
Criteria 2 - Be of school age and attend a Victorian school
School is compulsory for all Victorian children aged between six and 17 years of age. For the purposes of CSEF, students may be eligible for assistance if they attend a Victorian registered primary or secondary school. Typically, these students are aged between five and 18 years. CSEF is not payable to students attending pre-school, kindergarten, home schooled, or TAFE.
CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card successfully validating with Centrelink on either the first day of term one or term two.
Term one validation
If the parent/legal guardian's concession card successfully validates on the first day of term one, the application will be processed and the full annual payment will be made to the school from March, 2018. For applications which fail the term one validation, but become valid on the first day of term two, the application will be processed and annual payment will be made to the school during term two.
The CSEF program for 2018 closes on 29 June, 2018.