Sporting Schools is a $320 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities.

Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

To help achieve this, Sport Australia has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs). There is a program for primary schools, and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

Funding applications are available during specific periods, so please put a reminder in your calendar to apply.

  • Application open dates

    Term 1– 8am AEDT Monday 6 November 2023 – 5pm AEDT Friday 17 November 2023

    Term 2– 8am AEDT Monday 26 February 2024 – 5pm AEDT Friday 8 March 2024

    Term 3– 8am AEST Monday 20 May 2024 – 5pm AEST Friday 31 May 2024

    Term 4– 8am AEST Monday 12 August 2024 – 5pm AEST Friday 23 August 2024


Sporting Schools


Require further assistance regarding Sporting Schools, please contact:

MWBA Developement Officer, Brad Dalton:

Basketball NSW, Rachel Herrick at

Sporting Schools  1300 785 707 –