There are those who leave an enduring mark on the lives they touch. Greg Hildebrand was one such individual—a man whose boundless energy and zest for life inspired all who knew him. 

In honour of Greg’s legacy, the Greg Hildebrand Award was established to celebrate his spirit of creativity and compassion. 

Flexible Learning Centres are invited to apply for this prestigious award, which provides funding for initiatives that support and empower young people. 

ERFA is proud to partner with EREA Flexible Learning Network to administer this award. 

  • Grant applications open: 1 Apr   
  • Grant applications close: 30 Apr 
  • Assessment period: 1-15 May 

  • 2015 Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre- Suicide Prevention Program 
  • 2016 Alice Springs Flexible Learning Centre – R U OK Youth Program? 
  • 2017 Townsville Flexible Learning Centre – Rainforest Kitchen 
  • 2018 Mount Isa Flexible Learning Centre – Mount Isa FLC Mowing and Garden Maintenance Enterprise 
  • 2019 St Mary’s Flexible Learning Centre – On ya Bike – Cycling Program 
  • 2021 Townsville Flexible Learning Centre – Enterprise Warehouse and Studio 
  • 2021 Edmund Rice Flexi – Immersion Program (With St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre) 

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Flexible Schools Network currently operates 22 flexible learning centres, each a registered school, around Australia. 

They provide a place and an opportunity for young people to engage with learning and community. Flexible learning centres operate on a common ground basis where young people are empowered to determine their own pathways.