Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Not-for-profits across Eastern Victoria are invited to apply for grants to host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities as part of Victoria’s 76th annual Education Week.

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating STEM’. All government schools are encouraged to join Education Week celebrations, opening their doors to showcase how they are using STEM to help students thrive and gain critical skills for the future.

Organisations that can demonstrate how STEM is about innovation, curiosity and creativity as an integral part of everyday life, from using the latest technology to a visit to the beach to discover amazing marine life, are encouraged to apply.

Small grants of up to $2000 are available to assist eligible not-for-profit organisations to host free STEM-related activities.

Potential activities could include interactive workshops, exhibitions, competitions, tours, open days, online or digital STEM programs, presentations and outreach programs.

Education Week will run from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 May.

Applications for Education Week activities should be submitted by 11:59pm, Thursday 26 March 2020 at

For more information and to learn more about Education Week visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“This year’s Education Week celebrates the role of the school and the community in inspiring Victorian students from Prep to Year 12 to engage with STEM and be learners for life.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing

“I encourage not-for-profit organisations across Eastern Victoria to open their doors to our local community and students to showcase how STEM comes to life in the real world.”