CSEF

Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.

School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership. CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families.

The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child. The annual CSEF amount per student is: $125 for primary school students $225 for secondary school students

HOW TO APPLY

The means-tested concession cards must be valid on either:

· the first day of Term 1 (Monday 31st January 2022)

· the first day of Term 2 (Tuesday 26th April 2022)

CSEF applications for 2022 open on 31st January and close on June 24th. New applicants should contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form.

CSEF Application Form

If you applied for the CSEF at your child’s school in 2021, you do not need to complete an application form in 2022 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:

· new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools in 2022 or you did not apply in 2021.

· changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2022.

Check with the school office if you are unsure by phoning (03) 5243 3538 or emailing roslyn.ps@education.vic.gov.au