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Australian Government Capital Grants Program

The Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP) provides funding to independent schools to improve capital infrastructure.

The principal intention of the capital grants programs is to assist schools to improve the learning outcomes for educationally disadvantaged students.  The Australian Government views the school authority as having the main responsibility for providing, maintaining and upgrading school facilities.  In this context, applications for capital grants may be submitted if a school authority believes there is an educational and financial need for assistance.

Schools eligible to make application for CGP funding, may also be eligible and apply for the State Capital Assistance Scheme (SCAS).  See further information below on Making an Application. 


Find out if your school is eligible for Australian Government capital assistance.

Making an application

An application for CGP and SCAS funds (excluding the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme) will be submitted online for the 2016 Round. 

Receiving Australian Government Capital Grant Payments

What does your school need to do to receive Australian Government Capital Grants Payments?

Capital Program Documents and Resources

Find the CGP documentation and resources including:

  • 2017 Construction Costs for Functional Spaces
  • 2017 Furniture, Equipment and Sundry Allowances
  • 2017 Commonwealth and State Government recognition requirement
  • Global floor area standards and calculations
  • Sample school maintenance plan and
  • Help notes for the online application.

Legislation and Guidelines

Find out about relevant Australian Government Legislation and Guidelines

Policies and Procedures

In addition to the legislation and guidelines provided by each level of Government, there are Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority processes and procedures used in the assessment of applications for capital assistance.

State Capital Assistance Scheme

Find out about the eligibility criteria, legislation and guidelines and receiving grant payments for the State Capital Assistance Scheme.

Contact Us:

Mr Adrian Wiles , General Manager

Phone: (07) 3839 2142