We Learn Grant

The Variety We Learn Grant will provide students living with financial hardship with a laptop to encourage their educational goals.

We Learn Guidelines

Applications for the We Learn Grant are now closed. To be notified of the next round, sign up to our newsletter. 

The Variety We Learn Grant provides high school students living with financial hardship with a laptop to encourage their educational goals, where they otherwise may not be afforded the opportunity.  Students must be attending full-time high school (year 7 – 12) or tertiary education and be under the age of 18. 

Successful applicants of the We Learn Grant will receive a pre-selected laptop and case.  The laptop is an Acer TMB311-32,  please click here  for the brochure and device specifications.  This laptop model is widely used in schools across  Australia and will accommodate the educational needs of high school students.  No other laptop option is available for this grant. 

This grant is highly competitive and is only run once a year. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Kids Support Team via email. 

Together, we can ensure students in high school or tertiary education – no matter where they live or their circumstances – can access a laptop and have the opportunity to achieve their best educational outcomes.  

We Learn Guidelines

Please note: Preschool and primary school aged children are not eligible to apply for the 2022 Variety We Learn Grant. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must live in NSW or ACT, and be enrolled in full-time secondary or tertiary education, i.e. in school years 7-12, TAFE or other educational institution. Variety NSW/ACT supports children 18 years and under.
You can complete an online application here. Applications can be made on behalf of the child by a Parent/Carer or another identified support person (medical professional, caseworker, teacher etc) aged 18 years and over.
This year, the We Learn Grant is open for applications from secondary and tertiary education students only. Whilst we recognise there is significant need in the community, Variety NSW/ACT has limited funds and are committed to supporting as many young people as we can within our reduced grant funding capacity. 
In previous years, Variety NSW/ACT has had grant rounds for Education Supplies to help with the costs of school uniforms, stationery etc but unfortunately due to limited funds we are unable to assist with education supplies this year. 
If you have received an Education grant previously, you can reapply after 24 months from the date on your outcome letter. If you are unsure, please reach out to the Kids Support Team and we can confirm for you.
There is a maximum of one application per household per grant. 
The specifications of the grant package were developed in consultation with several specialists from suppliers and schools. The device provided is an Acer laptop and protective sleeve. Click here for more information and the specifications. 
The laptops have been pre-selected and Variety is unable to approve any requests for alternative laptops/devices. If the specifications of this grant do not meet the needs, we encourage you to speak to your child’s teacher and seek other avenues of support for technology for your child. 

The best applications are those completed in full with as much information as possible, and all the required supporting documents.  

As part of the application, you will be required to provide Income Documents. For the income documents, depending on your situation you may be required to submit: 

  • Your most recent Centrelink statement (click here for instructions on how to view and save Centrelink documents)
  • Your most recent Payslip  
  • Your latest ATO Notice of Assessment
Yes, there is a maximum gross household income of $45,000 per annum (excluding super).
Successful applicants will be notified by email and you will receive information about the next steps. You will be required to login to an online Harvey Norman portal and use a unique code (provided in the outcome letter). Due to stock availability and demand, this will need to be done within two weeks of receiving your outcome letter.  
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email, and may be eligible to reapply again for an education technology grant 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter.
Applications will close on Wednesday 24th August 2022 at 5pm AEST. Please note the system will close automatically at 5pm and applications cannot be accepted after that time. We encourage you to start your application as soon as possible to ensure you have all the required information and documentation. 

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