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Building Our Future Schools Fund

Purpose

Under this fund, the Queensland Government provides funding to non-state schools to assist with a range of capital projects, including the development of new schools, the provision of additional facilities for growing schools, the provision of facilities required for the transition of Year 7 to secondary as part of the Flying Start initiatives and boarding accommodation.

The fund is administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by two Capital Assistance Authorities (CAAs), one nominated by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and one nominated by Independent Schools Queensland.

Expenditure guidelines

Each CAA will receive and assess applications for capital assistance from affiliated schools, make recommendations to the Minister for Education, make payments to schools, monitor the progress of projects and carry out other functions as set out in the Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993.

Refer to the Capital Assistance Scheme Guideline Adobe PDF document164K for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.

Duration of program

All funding will be allocated to the CAAs over four years between 2012-13 and 2015-16.

Policy reference

Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993
Education (Capital Assistance) Regulation 2005
Capital Assistance Scheme Guideline Adobe PDF document164K

Eligibility

Accredited non-state schools that are eligible for government funding and affiliated with a CAA may apply to the relevant CAA for capital assistance. CAAs assess applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Education who decides on approvals.

Form of assistance

A one-off grant for each approved project.

Details of capital assistance approved for non-state schools for recent years can be found on the Queensland Government's Open Data website.

Payment details

Payments of funds to non-state schools are administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by the CAAs.

Allocation of funds

The funds are allocated to each sector annually based on the number of enrolments in each sector.

Contact

Capital Assistance Authorities
Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority
Telephone: (07) 3336 9306

Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority
Telephone: (07) 3839 2142

General Enquiries
Office of Non-State Education
Telephone: (07) 3513 6743
Email: OfficeOfNonStateEducation@dete.qld.gov.au

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