National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) 2020 - 2022

The NSCP is an initiative funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide chaplaincy services in schools throughout Australia. The purpose of the NSCP is to support the wellbeing of Australian school students through the provision of pastoral care services and strategies to support the wellbeing of the broader school community. These may include volunteering activities, breakfast clubs, excursions, lunchtime activities and parent/carer workshops.

Catholic Schools New South Wales is the sector authority responsible for assessing applications, managing, and allocating funding. The program is voluntary for all schools and students.

Applications for the 2020-2022 round of funding closed in Term 3, 2019.

Schools approved to participate in the 2020-2022 program have received notification. A list of participating schools can be found here.

Catholic Schools New South Wales acknowledges and recognises the role of the Commonwealth and NSW Governments in supporting this wellbeing initiative.

As part of the funding agreement for the NSCP, all funded chaplains must complete free professional learning in preventing and responding to cyberbullying, provided by the eSafety Commissioner, before 26 April 2021 Chaplains can register for the training now at

For further information please contact Jennifer Coen, State Manager – Wellbeing at Catholic Schools New South Wales.

Guidelines and Arrangements for 2020 – 2022

The Guidelines and Arrangements for 2020 – 2022 should be read in conjunction with the Project Agreement for the NSCP in 2019-2022, available here.

The Project Agreement is created subject to the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations.

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