Sporting Schools offers grant opportunities for primary schools, and targeted grant opportunities for secondary schools in relation to year 7 and 8 students.
Grants support the delivery of sport-based programs to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.
Sport Australia has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs) to facilitate delivery of Sporting Schools programs.
- The objectives of Sporting Schools are to:
- Improve children’s fundamental movement skills to encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
- Increase the awareness of the value of sport in schools
- Engage children in high quality sporting programs
- Connect children with sport in their local communities
- Develop the capability and capacity of sport to drive nationwide participation growth.
Types of Grants
- Primary school grant program: Sporting Schools funding is available to primary schools to deliver free Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school, using one of their NSO partners.
- Secondary school grant program: Sporting Schools funding is available to secondary schools to deliver free Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school to students, using one of their NSO partners. The targeted program for students in years 7 and 8 is offered to address the barriers that prevent teenagers from participating in sport.
- Primary school grant program: Grants of between $1,000 and $3,600 (GST exclusive) are available per primary school for each term.
- Secondary school grant program: Grants of between $1,000 and $2,500 (GST exclusive) are available per secondary school for each term.
- To be eligible to apply for a Sporting Schools grant, a school must:
- Be registered with Sporting Schools;
- Provide valid bank details (name, account name, BSB and account number). Note, Account details can refer to the registered school’s general account or a department of education account in the event of a shared service arrangement (such as those currently in place for NSW and WA Department of Education schools);
- Have no outstanding debts with Sport Australia, whether in relation to Sporting Schools or otherwise;
- not be an organisation named by the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on its list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme; and
- To submit a primary school grant application – be registered as a primary, combined, or special school with enrolled primary school-aged students (from years P-6); and/or
- To submit a secondary school grant application – be registered as a secondary, combined, or special school with enrolled secondary school-aged students in years 7 and/or 8.
For more information, visit https://www.sportaus.gov.au/schools/schools/funding