Am I Eligible

Am I eligible?

Are you aged 17 – 19 and studying Years 11 or 12 (or their TAFE equivalent)?

The Keeping Kids at Secondary School Fund is targeted specifically at supporting students in Years 11 and 12 (or the TAFE equivalent) to remain engaged with school.

Is the applicant an Australia Citizen living in North West Victoria or South West New South Wales?
This area refers to the Local Government Areas of Mildura (RC), Wentworth (S), Balranald (S), Swan Hill (RC), Gannawarra (S), Buloke (S), and Greater Wakool Ward.  You must currently reside or attend school in these areas at the time of applying to Chances.

You must be an Australia Citizen to be eligible for a Chances award.

Are there financial reasons why the applicant needs our help?
Your application must evidence that the applicant and their family are unable to financially support the request.

Has the applicant looked at other options?
Chances for Children funding should be treated as a last resort.  We encourage you look at other sources of funding before applying to Chances.  This includes exhausting the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund and setting up payment plans with the school. 
It is also expected that second-hand books be sourced.

Exceptions to eligibility
If you do not meet one or more of these criteria and you would like to discuss your circumstances, please contact Chances on 0350 217 480 before completing an application.



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