In acknowledgement of the significant and ongoing challenges facing our parent community, the Minister for Education has approved that the eligibility to quality for CSEF be extended to 5 October 2020, with applications due by 27 November 2020.
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:
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CSEF payments for these students will be made at 50 per cent of the standard primary and secondary rates, recognising that opportunities for camps, sports and excursions have been limited in 2020. In addition, schools will be able to use CSEF payments for voluntary school charges, books and stationery for the remainder of 2020.
The final eligibility date for CSEF in 2020 has been extended from 14 April until 5 October 2020.
Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. The normal special consideration arrangements continue in addition.
Payments will be made at 50 per cent of the standard per student rates for families eligible between 15 April and 5 October 2020.
Applications must be submitted through the CSEF system by 27 November 2020.
CSEF usage is normally restricted to camps, sports and excursions activities. As there is limited opportunity to undertake these activities this year, it was announced in term 2 that CSEF could be used for technology devices and internet access.
CSEF usage has now been expanded further to include voluntary school charges, books and stationery. It may not be used for school uniforms, before/after school care, music lessons, formals/graduations or compulsory fees.
Criteria- Be of school age and attend a Victorian school
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.
School is compulsory for all Victorian children aged between six and 17 years of age.
CSEF is not payable to students attending pre-school, kindergarten, TAFE or who are home schooled.
$125 per year for eligible primary school students
Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student.
Payments are for the application year and cannot be claimed for previous years.