One of the key goals of Friends with Dignity is to support children in Domestic and Family Violence affected environments to go on and live happy, healthy and inclusive lives. These scholarships are specifically for children financially impacted by Domestic and Family Violence.
Our Little Friends Scholarship has been established to ensure all children have the ability to either further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricular activities that they may not be able to pursue due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence.
Two scholarships are guaranteed to be awarded per State or Territory, with the remaining balance being awarded on an “as needs basis”.
Scholarships are up to a maximum value of $500 per child.
The Educational Category may include, but is not limited to; school fees, laptops, ipads or other devices required for school, textbooks, stationery requirements, specialised equipment such as art supplies, or Hospitality uniforms. It may include costs for excursions, camps, access to academic competitions, or school uniforms.
The Extra-curricular category may include, but is not limited to, sporting equipment, sport uniforms, tuition costs, training or transport costs. It may include equipment for music, the arts or to cover the costs of representative teams. It may also be used for sign up or registration fees for a sporting season, competition, debating, or some element of the arts.
Applications Open: Monday 22nd January 2024
Applications Close: 4pm (QLD Time) Friday 16th February 2024
Applicants notified outcome: 22nd -25th February 2024
Funding Disbursement: commencing week of 26th February 2024
Last date for accounts and receipts to be submitted to access the funding is Friday 22nd March 2024.
Friends with Dignity will reimburse funds upon a presentation of valid receipts. Receipts must include the date of purchase, details of items purchased, and name of provider. Friends with Dignity will accept receipts for purchases/payments dated from 1 October 2023. Please attach your receipts to your application. Receipts dated prior to 1 October 2023 will not be accepted.
Friends with Dignity will pay scholarship funds direct to a provider for the payment of account or invoice. Please attach the account or invoice to your application.
Friends with Dignity have created the Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund to give the wider community the opportunity to increase our impact with the Little Friends Scholarships.
In each round we are inundated with applications all worthy of approving. However in the past we have only had the financial support to help a few of the children in need of our assistance.
The funds you donate will go directly into the Scholarship fund to increase the amount of children we can help in each round.