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Grantsmanship, Philanthropic foundations, Private financial support, Special schools, School community programs, Case studies


Frankston Special Developmental School provides a specialised and challenging curriculum in a supportive environment for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities whose ages range from five to eighteen years. Individual education programs are delivered by trained special education staff, including a speech therapist, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist. Students also have access to extracurricular programs. The 120 students who attend live within a 20-kilometre radius of the school. The School has been a subscriber of Tender Bridge since 2010, but did not really make use of the subscription in the first year. But that all changed when the school decided to allocate specific resources to attract resources. In 2012 Judy Lonza was appointed as the school’s Grants and Submissions Co-ordinator. Michelle Anderson and Leanne Eames paid Judy a visit at the school to find out more about what Judy does, and how she does it.

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Melbourne Vic


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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