Advance BrittneJohnThe Advance Scholarship program is run every year and is open to Bridge Housing tenants and residents who want to improve their children’s experience of school or their employment prospects.

Tenants can apply for scholarships that will assist with the costs of:

  • Physical or cultural extra-curricular activities such as swimming lessons, cultural dance or team sports
  • Courses or certificates that will assist with professional development and/or gaining employment
  • Education related costs.

Advance Scholarships are available by age group:

  • Primary School students: up to $750
  • High School students: up to $1,000
  • Tertiary Education or Professional Development: up to $1,500.

The next Advance Scholarship application round is open from Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 4 February 2022.

What do I need to know to apply for a laptop?

Bridge Housing has connected up with Work Ventures this year to help each applicant's funding go further.

Tenants wishing to apply for a laptop should tick the Work Venture laptop option in the application. This will only account for $400 towards your application, and includes delivery of the laptop to your home.

Tenants who have course requirements for a specific computer for Year 11, Year 12 or tertiary studies may still apply for a specific device.

I want to apply for the scholarship but need the item before the closing date

We understand that some tenants require the items they are applying for before the closing date of Friday 4 February. Applications will not be assessed and awarded until after closing date so some amendments have been made to support tenants applying for the 2022 grants round.

For 2022 grants, retrospective purchases made in January and February 2022 may be eligible for reimbursement if you require the item for the beginning of the Term 1. There is no guarantee that an application will be approved and you must be able to provide receipts to receive the reimbursement. 

If you have any questions please speak with a staff member from the Community Team.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Advance Scholarship online this year. Please ensure you have all of the documentation uploaded before submitting the application.

An application can also be downloaded or collected from one of our offices and provided to Bridge Housing via:

  • Email the Community Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Postal mail to PO Box 20217, World Square, NSW, 2002, or
  • Dropped off to either the Bridge Housing Head Office or Brookvale Office.

If you need help filling in the form, please contact the Community Team on 8324 0836 and we can help you to fill it in.

Application, Guidelines and FAQs

Click here to complete your online application (AVAILABLE FROM 4 JANUARY 2022)

Click on the following links below to download the Advance Scholarship documents to find out all the essential information:

Please note: Affordable and transitional housing tenants are not eligible to apply.

Photo: CEO John Nicolades with 2018 Advance Scholarship winner Brittne