Anne Stanley MP
Member for Werriwa
Launch Of The Community Language Schools Grant Program
The Albanese Labor Government has announced a $15 million investment to establish a Community Language Schools Grant program, delivering on its election commitment to support kids learning a language other than English.
Community language schools strengthen the cultural and linguistic diversity of Australia whilst maintaining the link between young children and the languages of their parents and grandparents.
The new grant program will provide up to $30,000 over two years for eligible community language schools helping them expand access to pre-school aged children, purchase new resources, build quality learning environments, cover costs such as rent or teacher training, or provide fee-relief for disadvantaged students.
Further information about the program will be available from Friday 1 September 2023 on
Applications will open from 1 September 2023 and will close on 9 October 2023.
Quotes attributable to the Member for Werriwa, Ms Anne Stanley MP:
“Our community is one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse in Australia, which is why it is so important that young children are supported in learning the languages of their parents and grandparents.
“I am proud to be part of an Albanese Labor Government that is committed to supporting and strengthening our multicultural society through initiatives such as the Community Language Schools Grant program.
“This grant program is a great opportunity for community language schools in Werriwa who are looking to expand access and to provide a greater quality of learning to kids learning a new language.”
Anne Stanley MP (Alaa Ahmad): (02) 8783 0977