All requests are treated sympathetically and in confidence. Assistance is in the form of clothing or footwear sent from our own supply and delivered to your school free of charge, or by authorisation to purchase from your school shop or supplier on a co-payment basis.
What’s the process?
State Schools’ Relief can only respond to assistance requests from principals, assistant principals and welfare coordinators. Teachers and principals can receive further information and clarification by contacting our office on 03 8769 8400.
Parents or carers who are struggling to provide their child’s uniform may need to make an appointment with the school principal or assistant principal/welfare coordinator to discuss their situation.
Any student who is attending a Victorian government school is eligible for State Schools’ Relief support. Schools can submit an application to State Schools’ Relief when they believe that there is need to support a student whose family/carers are facing difficulty in providing the appropriate uniform, footwear and/or educational items for school.
Situations include, but are not limited to:
- Health issues resulting in serious financial difficulties
- House fires where school clothing is lost
- Independent living and/or homelessness
- Natural disasters
- Serious financial difficulty
The application will be processed within 24-48 hours and you will receive notification by email.
Do you need help registering your school?
Please call our Applications Support team on 03 8769 8400.
Make a donation
As an educator, you know first-hand the impact that adult problems can, and do, have on a child’s life. A donation to State Schools’ Relief is about making a real difference in the life of a Victorian student.
100% of all donations received go directly to helping kids in Victoria. Not one cent of donated funds goes toward operational costs. State Schools’ Relief acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.
At State Schools’ Relief it’s our belief that participation in education is the main way out of poverty and that this pathway must remain open to every child. There is every chance that your donation is going to a child in your school or local community.
Schools can deposit donations directly into our account. Please reference your school name in the transaction description.
Bank Account details
State Schools’ Relief
ABN: 77 455 214 193
BSB: 313 140
ACC #: 1926 5272