Sporting Schools Program

Sporting Schools Program

Grants - Open grants, National Grants

Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children’s participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities. Schools may apply for Sporting Schools funding once per school term during the application open dates.

Research shows that any early connection to sport can positively influence participation and encourage a lifelong love of sport.

Sport Australia have partnered with more than 30 national sporting organisations to deliver sport before, during and after school hours.

Sporting Schools provides a program for primary schools and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

Schools may apply for Sporting Schools funding once per school term during the application open dates.

Application submission dates for 2021

  • Term 1, 2021: Monday 16 November 2020 (8 am AEDT) – Friday 27 November 2020 (8 pm AEDT)
  • Term 2, 2021: Monday 1 March 2021 (8 am AEDT) – Friday 12 March 2021 (8 pm AEDT)
  • Term 3, 2021: Monday 24 May 2021  (8 am AEST) – Friday 4 June 2021 (8 pm AEST)
  • Term 4, 2021: Monday 16 August 2021 (8 am AEST) – Friday 27 August 2021 (8 pm AEST)

Before schools apply for funding they need to:

  1. Be registered. Please complete and/or ensure your school is registered via the Sporting Schools website
  2. Meet funding eligibility requirements
  3. Review program parameters and terms and conditions