Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.
We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) Student Scholarship Program (formerly the Department of Health and Human Services) helps young people living in public or community housing, or those at risk of homelessness, get the support they need to stay in school and achieve their full potential.
The Victorian Government funds the Student Scholarship Program to help young people stay engaged with education and complete years 11 and 12 at Government Secondary Schools or TAFEs. The program is administered by Kids Under Cover on behalf of the Department and provides $1100 (GST exclusive) for items such as text books, computers or laptops, IT equipment, public transport, uniform and more.
Your institution’s Principal or equivalent has been sent an email with a unique registration link to forward to all staff. If they have not received this and need it to be re-sent, please contact the Kids Under Cover Scholarship Program Coordinator on (03) 9429 7444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools and TAFEs are asked to apply on behalf of the students they believe will benefit. Students are not able to apply for a scholarship directly.
Scholarship information brochure
Information pack for principal or equivalent
Information pack for the responsible staff member
Information pack for scholarship recipients
Change of circumstance guidelines
A guide to submitting an expense acquittal
Scholarship handover terms and conditions
Editable invoice template
“Without the help of this scholarship I would have probably left school and had to get a job to support myself. I would not have been able to purchase any of the textbooks and I did not have a laptop so that I could complete my work. The scholarship has provided all this to me which has been such a relief.”
“This scholarship changed my life. It got me to feel I was worthy of reengaging with school. Thank you.”
“I couldn’t believe how much better life was after I finally got all the tech equipment that the school helped me buy with my scholarship money. My anxiety and moving around has stopped me going to school as much as I wanted to, but I have been able to keep learning and doing what makes me happy.”
“It helped me get clothes to fit in with everyone else and now I have nice clothes to wear to an interview.”
Please contact the Kids Under Cover Scholarship Coordinator.E: email@example.comT: (03) 9429 7444