Rural Education Australia Program - REAPing Rewards

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The Rural Education Australia Program, which is known as REAPing Rewards, is a national program targeting educational outcomes in rural and remote communities.

It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit people up to 18 years of age, and their educators, through grants up to $10,000.

REAPing Rewards continues the essence of the former Rural Education Program (REP) and the Rural Early Childhood Education (REACH) program and incorporates new learning from the sector. This program is in high demand and we are currently seeking new funding partners to continue this valuable program.

Funding rounds

The 2017 REAPing Rewards program will open towards the end of October.

The 2017 REAPing Rewards program will open towards the end of October. The guidelines will be availble from this page when the program opens.

For more information on the latest round of the REAPing Rewards program, visit the REAPing Rewards - Round 6 grant recipients annoucement.


The program is open to not-for-profit groups, early childhood service providers, and primary and secondary school community support committees who deliver quality, positive educational experiences in the early childhood, primary and secondary years across areas such as:

  • Literacy and numeracy;
  • School readiness;
  • Student engagement, leadership and retention;
  • School leadership;
  • Positive attitude to learning;
  • Communities in school/ parental learning programs;
  • Creative and performing arts;
  • Pathways to meaningful employment or further training;
  • Professional development; or
  • Digital learning.

Suitable groups include:

  • Community preschools and playgroups
  • Community based day care
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Community support or Parents & Friends committees

"We are extremely grateful for the funding provided by FRRR to support this grant. It has changed the way we teach our students writing, right across the entire cluster. Your organisation should be extremely proud of the difference that they have make across the many areas of education – thank you."

Ovens Learning Community School Cluster - REAPing Rewards, Rd 2

Further information

The guidelines and application form will be available here once the program is open. If you require additional information, please contact the National Programs Manager on 1800 170 020.

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