Due to the school-based nature of the program, the range of projects eligible for funding will be extensive, falling into the following five general categories:
Curriculum innovation programs designed to build on and broaden the life experiences of students and increase their self confidence. Basic
skills programs designed to improve literacy, numeracy, speech, and social and other
skills necessary for students to function effectively in society. (Priority should be given to projects in this category in 1985 to complement Initiatives introduced under the Basic Learning in Primary Schools Program). Programs that give students access to and opportunities to participate in contemporary arts activities such as dance, drama, music, theatre and visual arts (including film, television and media).
School/community interaction programs which assist home/school liaison and the participation of parents in the development and implementation of curriculum programs.
Programs where resources and facilities are shared between schools and their communities as well as among neighbouring declared disadvantaged schools.
The process of evaluation is seen as an integral part of any project.