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Parents in Education funding for school and preschool communities

Our relationships with parents are at the centre of success for every child at school.

Parents in Education (PIE) funding is available to government schools and preschools. The funding is for parent engagement projects that help parents to:

  • engage in their child’s education
  • feel empowered to support learning at home through strong partnerships with schools.

2020 applications

Applications for the 2020 school year are closed.

Schools and preschools who submitted an application will be advised of the outcome before the end of the 2019 school year.

Applicants can contact us to find out more about the application and assessment process by emailing

Benefits of parent engagement

Effective parent engagement has many benefits, including:

  • increased student attendance and student engagement in learning
  • expanding ways for children to be successful learners, at school, at home and in the world around them
  • enhancing the knowledge, professional skills and capacity of educators
  • a richer, more diverse and inclusive school community.

Get help with your child’s learning

How you support your child’s learning matters. You shape your child’s values and attitude. You shape their attitude and approaches to learning at home, school, and beyond.

The department has some resources to help you support your child’s learning. The resources cover:

  • what being engaged in your child’s educations means
  • what you can do to help your child
  • hear what parent, students and teachers think.


Department for Education
Engagement and Wellbeing

Related information

On this site

Family and community involvement in education

Other websites

Parent engagement framework – Department for Education

Professional learning — parent engagement – Department for Education

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