KEY Grants Factsheet

Keep Educating Yourself (KEY) Grants help with the cost of participating in Tertiary Education for up to 3 years. The program provides financial assistance to ensure that those residents who need the assistance to commence and complete a course can do so. The courses can be undertaken at TAFE, private college or University, or for applicants wishing to undertake a trade.

There is no age limit, any resident wishing to complete a course could be eligible for a grant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Tertiary students must be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a course.
  • Only one applicant per household.
  • Priority will be given to those applicants who undertake a course that will have clear employment outcomes at the end of the course e.g.
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Community Services
    • Trades
  • Applicant must be a Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen
  • Declared occupant living in an Evolve Housing property.
  • Other criteria along with income may be considered including:
    • Long term illness
    • Medical costs
    • Home overcrowding making study difficult
    • Disability of yourself or a member of the household

Applicant household must not have a current dept with Evolve Housing.


  • Completed application form.
  • Must meet eligibility criteria.
  • Eligible students must agree to participate in evaluation process.
  • In order to receive ongoing support students must be participating and engaging in their chosen course.
  • Students must be enrolled or in the process of enrollment.

Successful applicants are required to meet ongoing requirements in order to receive ongoing support over the 3 years.

  • Approved applicant must be fully participating in their enrolled course. Poor attendance or failure to continue with course without a reasonable reason will result in further assistance being withheld.
  • Students will be assessed in January in each year of the grant to assess progress and approval of further funding.

All applicants will be notified in writing if they have been successful, and applicants may be requested for an interview.


Successful applicants will have the full financial grant paid directly to them to cover expenses needed for the course, applicants must then provide invoices
and or receipts for expenses.

Total grant over 3 years is up to $4,500*, with $1,500 per year in financial support.
* total amount over 3 years is indexed for CPI increase

Please note: The official text of the Evolve Housing website, and of each of the documents and other information available on the website, is the English version.