State Schools' Relief

https://ssr.net.au/

State Schools’ Relief is a not for profit organisation that supports the needs of underprivileged Victorian government school students by providing new school uniforms, shoes and educational resources. We work side by side with all Victorian Primary, Secondary, Special Developmental and Language schools to ensure that any students facing hardship have the necessary clothing and appropriate footwear for school.

 

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Victorian Government have unveiled a new $148 million initiative to ensure all Victorian students can take part in school trips and sporting activities. 

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will run over four years and provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year will be paid for eligible primary school students, with $225 per year paid for eligible secondary school students. Payments will go directly to the school and be tied to the student.

More information 

Application Form 

All application must be via the students school. These may also be obtained from the school. 

 

Year 7 Uniform Initiative

This free uniform pack is for all students entering Year 7, in a Victorian government school who is a recipient of the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF).

This is part of the expansion of the State Schools' Relief program.

These packs can be applied for by contacting the secondary school the child will be attending. Please see below (bottom of this page) a letter produced by the Statewide Childrens Resource program to assist you in your discussions with schools. Please contact Susie Lukis if you would like any asssistance or to discuss the SCRP Childrens Brokerage Fund.

Read more on the website

Application form

 

School Shoes

These, like the uniforms are ethically made in China with workers paid a proper wage, and working in proper conditions. These may be an option for families who cannot get SSR or who have already accessed and need some shoes.

More information

 

Text Books and Calculators

Please note SSR no longer provide assistance for school text books. However, they still offer scientific calculators accessed through the secondary school. You will need to contact them directly via their website .


 

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