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.

  • 2022 Grant application dates

    • Term 1, 2022: 8am AEDT Monday 8 November, 2021 – 8pm AEDT Friday 19 November, 2021
    • Term 2, 2022: 8am AEDT Monday 28 February, 2022 – 8pm AEDT Friday 11 March, 2022
    • Term 3, 2022: 8am AEST Monday 23 May, 2022 – 8pm AEST Friday 3 June, 2022
    • Term 4, 2022: 8am AEST Monday 15 August, 2022 – 8pm AEST Friday 26 August, 2022


How do I book a sports package?

How to book

Require further assistance regarding Sporting Schools, please contact:

MWBA Developement Officer, Brad Dalton:

Basketball NSW, Rachel Herrick at

Sporting Schools  1300 785 707 –