Education And Training
Melbourne Legacy has two education and training funds available for eligible beneficiaries.
MELBOURNE LEGACYS EDUCATION & WELLBEING FUND
The Melbourne Legacy Education & Wellbeing Fund is designed to assist eligible Legacy beneficiaries such as widow/er(s), enrolled families, disabled dependents and youth aged 0-26 years old. Eligibility can be determined by speaking to a member of the Community Services Team at Legacy House. Approval of the application is assessed on a case-by-case basis and subject to demonstrated financial need.
Legacy may be able provide funding up to $3,000 per eligible beneficiary in a financial year.
Only one application is required per family, per financial year.
Examples of what can be funded by the Education, Training & Upskilling Grant include:
Compulsory School fees
Textbooks, stationery and book list items
School uniforms and school shoes
School camps and excursions
Early childhood education
This is not an exhaustive list, if you are seeking funding for an item that is not listed in the above examples, please contact your case manager to discuss further. Please note, HELP-HECS debt is not included.
There is a $1,000 limit on electronic purchases such as iPads, laptops and other devices.
LEGACY WESTPAC EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT FUND (LWF)
Westpac Bank have made a generous donation to Legacy Australia Incorporated as part of the News Corp Anzac Coin campaign for education, training and development purposes for Legacy beneficiaries.
The LWF grants are limited to $15,000 per application per calendar year or to a maximum of $45,000 over three years. Grants are limited to $50,000 for Clubs in any given calendar year.
Clubs are to complete their own due diligence before submitting an application, namely a review of the beneficiaries’ financial position.
The Legacy Westpac Fund (LWF) may be used for:
a) Vocational training and development for all Legacy beneficiaries e.g. Certificate IV in Business Administration, exchange programs and computer skills courses for dependants with a disability.
b) Tertiary and vocational study assistance for Legacy beneficiaries e.g. tertiary qualifications in education, nursing or midwifery, various TAFE courses and assistance with course related expenses (excluding payment of HECS-HELP fees or debts).
c) Youth development activities/projects/programs organised by Legacy Australia e.g. Pozieres Study Tour and Operation Legacy Australia Kokoda Challenge.
d) School costs to support Junior Legatees where the Legacy Club has insufficient funds to provide a minimum level of support e.g. school fees, literacy, numeracy and music tuition.