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Using Sporting Schools funds

Funding helps schools to cover the costs of delivering sport-based activities that support the Sporting Schools program aims. Funding should be spent on Sporting Schools supported costs ( PDF 228Kb) during the approved funding period (school term)

Spending Fact Sheet costs supported   Spending Fact Sheet - costs not supported

This spending fact sheet ( PDF 228Kb) outlines the supported and non-supported costs that will help to guide your school’s expenditure of funds. 

Example Case Study - Bowls

Sporting Schools funding



Metropolitan Western Australia 

Sport delivered


Total number of participants


Cost of program



Teachers at a primary school in Perth were concerned that their Years 3 and 4 students were losing interest in traditional sports. The school decided that they would deliver a Sporting Schools program with Bowls Australia to provide a new and exciting experience for students.

The Sporting Schools Coordinator used the Booking System to book a package through Bowls Australia.


  • Junior Jack Attack Sporting Schools program;
  • 4 x 60 minute sessions delivered during school hours, every Tuesday for four weeks;
  • Students from five classes of Years 3 and 4 participated;
  • Bowls Australia coaches (five total) delivered each session for each class; and
  • Junior Jack Attack kit purchased.

How the funding was spent

Expense Type  Detail  Amount (excl. GST) 
Bowls Australia - Junior Jack Attack kit
Coaching delivery Bowls Australia – five coaches delivering the Junior Jack Attack program (four sessions)
Program administration Sporting Schools Coordinator administration costs


The teachers immediately noticed that the students were excited about the new equipment and opportunity to explore a sport they wouldn’t normally play.  Two students from the class who have physical disabilities found it easy to participate in the activities and loved playing Junior Jack Attack bowls with class mates.

The program really boosted the school’s interest in bowls, so much so that other year groups are now using the school’s Junior Jack Attack equipment kit and activity cards.

For more information on the Junior Jack Attack program, visit the Bowls Australia page.

More information about Sporting Schools funding can be found on our Help Centre.