Generate is the largest provider of School Chaplains in NSW state schools, with 150 School Chaplaincies in 2014. myChaplain is the School Chaplaincy program of Generate Ministries. myChaplain partners with schools in the recruitment, training, supervision and ongoing professional development of School Chaplains, ensuring the placement of well-trained and qualified Chaplains who are equipped to support young people and strengthen local communities.
The myChaplain vision is to support young people and strengthen local communities, by providing a respected and appropriate chaplaincy service that respects all members of the school community regardless of faith background in every NSW Government School that chooses it.
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History of Government Funding
In 2007 the Australian government established the National Schools Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP), a three year program that provided funds to place a Chaplain in schools that successfully applied for a grant.
The goal of this Program was to make available the support that community-funded chaplains already provided in most states.
Due to its success Chaplaincy was expanded in 2012 to include another 1,000 schools.
The Commonwealth budget on May 13, 2014 provided funds for a further four years under a new National School Chaplaincy Programme.
On June 19, 2014 the High Court ruled that the method of providing grants for schools was outside the narrowly defined "executive power" of federal governments under the constitution and that Chaplaincy grants must be applied via the states.
Each state and territory now needs its own grant application process so that all schools wanting a Chaplain can apply. There is no automatic rollover for previous grant schools, and not all schools will be successful. The NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) is responsible for the application process for NSW state schools.