Scholarship Funding Process

Applications to Chances can be accepted at any time throughout the year. The District Selection Committees meet three times per year to assess applications.

To be considered for Chances support, applications must be received by

  • Friday 19th October (outcome known and funding awarded late November)

Exceptional circumstances applications may be considered outside these timelines.

Applications will only be accepted on current Chances for Children application forms.

Application forms can be obtained from:

  • The ‘Apply Now’ section of this website
  • To request a hard copy form be posted please call (03) 50217480
Completed applications are assessed by the District Selection Committee. This confidential committee is comprised of representatives from educational, training and welfare organisations in the community.
  • All applications will be treated as strictly confidential and only discussed with the District Selection Committee or relevant individuals for whom a signed release of information consent form has been obtained.
  • The committee reserves the right to seek additional information in respect of the application if it deems this to be necessary.
  • Only completed applications received by close of business on the due date for each assessment period will be considered. Incomplete application forms will be returned to the applicant for additional information.
  • Where the requested information is not returned within the time frame, the application will be considered incomplete and therefore not eligible to be submitted to the Selection Committee for consideration.
  • The applicant and/or the parent or guardian of the applicant must sign the application form.
  • The District Selection Committees will make a recommendation in respect of the application to the Mallee Family Care Board who are responsible for the governance of the Fund.
  • The applicant and/or their family will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application after the above deliberations have occurred.

Exceptional Circumstance Applications
Exceptional circumstance applications may be accepted outside the nominated funding rounds. Please contact Chances for Children staff to discuss individual circumstances. 

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Mildura Office:
Haselgrove House
122 Ninth Street Mildura
T: (03) 5023 5966

Swan Hill Office:
Marie Schlemme Centre
229 Beveridge Street Swan Hill
T: (03) 5032 4479