Access subsidies: learning transportation subsidies for disadvantaged schools

MHNSW supports access for selected students to attend our learning programs through the Learning Subsidy. This provides subsidised transportation for students from disadvantaged NSW Government schools who attend curriculum-linked programs, or free programs for students with specific access requirements from Schools for Special Purposes, Specialist Support Units and Independent Special Assistance Schools attending the Making Connections program.

Eligible groups include all NSW Government primary and secondary schools receiving the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding with a Family Occupation and Education Index (FOEI) of 100+. MHNSW follows the RAM model of funding as it was developed to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent allocation of the state public education budget for every school.

With your support, MHNSW will subsidise the school’s transportation costs up to a maximum of $20 per student attending a curriculum -linked program at an MHNSW property. Your support of this program ensures that all students, no matter their socioeconomic status or geographic location, can engage with history at our sites.

Ways to donate

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as every dollar raised, regardless of size, will help to ensure the history of NSW is discoverable and accessible for current and future generations.

Direct deposit

Museums of History NSW
BSB: 032-001
ACC: 190 922
Reference: your name AG2023-24

Acknowledgement of support

Discover the unique and diverse opportunites our donors have to engage with Museums of History NSW. Find out more


Meagan Evans
Philanthropy Manager
02 8239 2273

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