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Funding open for parent initiatives

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Up to $80,000 in funding is available for parents and caregivers, particularly of underrepresented groups, to create strategies to support participation in their child’s learning and education. 

In its 11th year running, the Parent Initiatives in Education (PIE) funding supports initiatives that aim to help parents and caregivers: 

  • increase understanding of what their children are learning
  • learn how they can support their child’s education at home
  • build positive relationships with their child’s school or preschool and its community.

Funding aims to support high quality school and family partnerships and parent engagement in children’s learning, such as parent involvement in school decision making, activities at the school and education in the home.

Applications that support increased representation in school and preschool decision making are encouraged.

This includes parents with children who are Aboriginal, transient, from low-socioeconomic or multicultural backgrounds and have a disability or learning difficulty.


Eligibility for funding and applications are available on the SA Government website. Applications are open until Friday 28 September 2018. 

Quotes attributable to Executive Director Early Years and Childhood Development, Ann-Marie Hayes

We know that when parents are engaged in their child’s education, the child is more successful academically, socially and emotionally. 

We’re not expecting parents and caregivers to sit on every committee, or volunteer every week at the canteen. We just want to help parents be actively involved in their child’s education by having the confidence to help their child learn and connect with their school or preschool.

Previous applicants have implemented some really creative and effective strategies with the full support of the education sites. 

These strategies have significantly increased families’ connections with their child’s school or preschool and in turn the wider community.