Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Annual Report 2016

Government Funding

Summary of Applicable Legislation

2016 Income and Expenditure Summary

Source of Funds

Legislation

Funding Purposes

Commonwealth Department of Education

General Recurrent Grants Program General Recurrent Grants for Non-Government Schools

Australian Education Act (2013)

Assistance towards the cost of recurrent services at our schools

Commonwealth Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes Schools Support Non-Government

Australian Education Act (2013)

Assistance towards costs of education support services at and from our Special Schools.

Commonwealth Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes

Australian Education Act (2013)

Funding for special projects that provide a type of support to children’s education which may otherwise be lacking in an institutional setting.

School Language Program Community Languages Element

Australian Education Act (2013)

Assistance towards the cost of implementation of Community Languages Program in the RIDBC Thomas Pattison School.

Literacy & Numeracy Action Plan

Australian Education Act (2013)

Assistance towards improving student achievement in literacy and numeracy in the RIDBC Garfield Barwick School

Australian Sports Commission - Sporting Schools Program

Australian Government

Initiative program aimed to involve more children in playing sport at the RIDBC Thomas Pattison School

Education Research Project

Access and utilise education research in the RIDBC Thomas Pattison School

Commonwealth Department of Social Services

Early Childhood – Remote Hearing and Vision Services RIDBC Teleschool Project

Childcare Act (1972)

To provide intensive, targeted and coordinated support for parents and children who have limited or no access to specialised professional services in their local community.

Better Start Early Intervention Funding

The Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative aims to assist eligible children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early treatment, diagnostic and management services.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act (2013) No. 20, 2013

NDIS provide community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

Production of Alternate Format Print

Print Disability Service – Disability Services Act (1986)

Subsidy towards the production of AFP (Part II, Section 10 of the Act)

N.S.W. Ageing, Disability and Home Care

Financial Assistance Grants

Disability Services Act (1993)

Assistance towards the cost of providing boarding, therapy, low vision and other services, under Section 7 of the Act.

Community Services Grants

Departmental policy initiative - Children (Care and Protection) Act (1987)

Community services grants program funding for community support and braille production.

N.S.W. Department of Education

Non-Government State Schools Per Capita Allowance

Education Act (1990)

Per capita allowance for primary and secondary pupils attending our special schools.

Teaching Supervisor’s Subsidy

Education Act (1990)

Subsidies for approved teaching staff of intellectually impaired children.

Intervention Support Program

Early Childhood Education

The Program provides support that is supplementary to improve educational opportunities, learning outcomes and personal development of children with disabilities. The Program provides funding to non-government, not-for-profit incorporated services.

Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Education and Care Grants Program (2013) (Also now known as Start Strong)

Supports direct delivery of early childhood education by not-for profit preschool providers. Target audience is children in their year before school and those from CALD, ATSI and low SES backgrounds

Preschool Per Capita Grant

Preschool Disability Support Program

Per capita allowance for pupils attending RIDBC’s Hunter, Nepean, Roberta Reid, Rockie Woofit and VisionEd Preschools under the Early Childhood Education and Care Program 2013

N.S.W. Department of Health

Department of Health

Support for cochlear implant services on the mid-north coast

Q.L.D. Department of Health

Department of Health

Support for students at Teleschool

AusAid

Avoidable Blindness Initiative

Public Service Act (1999)

Tackle avoidable blindness in the Asia Pacific region