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Last call to apply for $5000 Commonwealth Bank Foundation e-Learning Grants

20 May 2004

Time is running out for schools to apply for one of 70 e-learning grants valued at $5,000 each offered by the Commonwealth Bank Foundation.

Applications close on 4 June 2004 (11pm AEST).

Offered in conjunction with the Australian Government’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week, the grants aim to assist the development of literacy and numeracy skills through an e-learning project.

At least one school in each of the Bank’s administrative areas will be awarded a $5,000 e-learning grant to help improve student literacy and numeracy skills.

Through the Commonwealth Bank Foundation, the Bank continues to encourage developments in education to empower Australians – particularly young Australians – to develop skills that will be useful throughout their lives.

The e-learning grants program, now in its third year, recognises the increasingly important role played by on-line initiatives in developing literary and numeracy skills among school children. The grants assist teachers and students to implement and develop e-learning in their schools.

The Bank’s area managers have urged all primary schools to get their applications in quickly. Any school that has an e-learning project on the horizon should ensure that they do not miss the June 4 deadline.

The application process is accessible at

Successful schools will be announced at the National Literacy and Numeracy Week Schools Excellence Awards ceremony on the 27th August 2004.

Paul Rea, Executive Manager
Group Corporate Relations
Tel: 02 9378 5965