Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund – Payment arrangements for 2018

Main Points

* The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) program for 2018 is now open for processing, helping to ensure that all eligible students are able to participate in school trips and sporting activities.

* Families holding a valid, means-tested concession card are eligible to apply. A special consideration category also exists.

* A payment of $125 for eligible primary school students and $225 for eligible secondary school students will be paid directly to the school to be used toward camps, sports and excursion costs for the benefit of the student.

* From 2018 the requirement for parents to complete and submit a new application form each year has been removed. Parents that received CSEF at the school in 2017 do not need to complete an application form in 2018, providing there has been no change in their family circumstances.

Critical Dates

CSEF payments to schools will commence from 1 March 2018.

* Schools are able to continue processing applications through until 29 June 2018.

Actions Required

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund website www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/Pages/csef.aspx includes the parent application form and an information flyer to assit schools with informing families about the program.

More information about the change to the application process for 2018 and updated CSEF policy document is now available on the CSEF website.

Additional Information

*For more information about the CSEF program, visit the CSEF website, phone the CSEF Helpdesk on 1800 060 970 or email csef@edumail.vic.gov.au.