Would $5,000 help you with further study and appreciation of the English language?

The English-Speaking Union (Victoria Branch) is pleased to invite applications for its Oldham Wedlick Scholarship.

This award provides up to $5,000 for further study and appreciation of the English language.

Applications are welcome from Australian citizens (or permanent residents) with expertise in one or more of these fields:

Funding available for junior leaders in regional Victoria

The English-Speaking Union (Victoria Branch) is pleased to invite applications for its Junior Leadership Bursary.

This award provides up to $1,500 to enable a successful applicant to undertake a development program or an experiential leadership course (e.g. an Outward Bound course or similar program).

Applications are warmly invited from individuals who meet the following criteria:

Congratulations to the new recipients of Grants and Sponsorships!


The ESU is pleased to announce the recipients of grants for projects that contribute to the appreciation and promotion of the heritage, culture, identity and fellowship of the English-speaking peoples. We thank all applicants for the time they devoted to making submissions for the award round that closed on 31 July 2021.

Minor Project Grant

The ESU congratulates the two winners of grants in this round.

Young Leader Bursary 2021

We've extended the closing date for our Young Leader Bursary. Applications are now due by 11.59 pm (Melbourne time) on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The Bursary provides up to $3,000 for the development of leadership skills.

Eligibility conditions apply: you must be aged between 18 and 25, and live in regional Victoria (i.e. not in Greater Melbourne).

Click HERE to learn more and to apply online.

This page was posted on 10 May 2021.

Congratulations to our 2020 Awards winners!

The ESU is pleased to announce the winners of awards in two categories that were offered in late 2020: the Junior Leadership Bursary and the Minor Project Grant.

Junior Leadership Bursary

The Junior Leadership Bursary is an ESU educational and community youth initiative which provides financial support to deserving students in regional Victoria to further develop their leadership capabilities.

2020 Christmas Luncheon

2020 ESU & BAC Christmas Luncheon


The ESU & BAC Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Irish pub 'The Last Jar Hotel' on 19th December.

2020 has been an challenging year so we invite all ESU and BAC members to help celebrate the Festive Season.

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