Primary school grant program
The Sporting Schools program for primary schools helps to provide a range of sporting programs that will increase children’s interest and participation in sport. It also aims to create stronger links between children and local sporting clubs, nurturing a lifelong love of sport.
Funding amounts include a base amount determined by your whole school enrolment, plus an amount for your expected overall participant numbers.
Special Circumstances funding is also available to assist schools with additional costs due to location or demographics. Funding amounts are usually between $1,000 and $3,600 per term.
To ensure equal access to primary school funding, Sporting Schools uses an open competitive process. Applications received by the close date are assessed against criteria and ranked in order of merit. Applications are prioritised based on the following:
- Schools who have received the least number of grants over the past four terms.
- Schools who propose to engage a higher proportion of their school population will also be ranked higher.