Victoria Government Invests $337,000 to Improve International Student Welfare

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The Victoria Government today announced 14 projects worth $337,000 to help international students in Victoria improve their wellbeing through the International Student Welfare Program (ISWP).

Organisations that have received funding include Inner Melbourne Community Legal that provide legal support for international students and Cricket Victoria to continue its Harmony in Cricket program.  

Meanwhile, another stream of the funding application is now open with grants of up to $5,000 to support student groups for activities in the international student wellbeing area in Victoria. Application opens on 3 November and will close in 25 days. If you run a student group in Victoria, this is a great opportunity for your group to further help your fellow international students. To see how to apply, please go to http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/international-student-welfare-program

The International Student Welfare Program provides funding for activities, approaches and partnerships that promote the wellbeing and enhance the experience of international students studying and living in Victoria.

International students have contributed to the country in many aspects, while they’re also quite vulnerable in many ways living and studying in a foreign country where many aspects of life are structured in a different way to their home countries. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects and funding that support international students, for example, the recent in-language resources about working rights in Australia launched by the Fair Work Ombudsman is a good example in case. To review the news, please go to http://www.culper.com.au/blog/fair-work-ombudsman-launches-more-in-language-resources-online-to-help-migrant-workers-understand-their-rights