A successful Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in your school or early learning service doesn’t necessarily need a dedicated budget. However, you can strengthen your commitment to RAP Actions with a budget, even if it’s small.
It isn’t always obvious how much RAP commitments will cost in your early planning stages, but you should think about setting some budget aside for:
- coordinating a Welcome to Country
- professional learning for staff
- teacher relief
- paying guest speakers
- cultural excursions and other learning opportunities for students
- attending events
- materials for projects
- buying curriculum resources (like books and films)
- obtaining flags
- commissioning artworks and other reconciliation projects.
It’s respectful to offer to remunerate external people when they contribute time and resources towards implementing RAP Actions.
Relying on goodwill alone may stop you from experiencing change in your school or early learning service.