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School RSE grants 2021



The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, WA Department of Health.


Applications for 2021 school grants are now closed.

Application closing date: 5 March 2021.

Successful applicants notified by 1 April 2021.

It is hoped that school grants will continue in 2021-2022 and applications will be made available around August 2021.



The Department of Health are offering small grants (of up to $850) to schools to support their Relationships and Sexuality Education programs. The aim of these grants is to provide resources that will assist in the provision of effective Relationships and Sexuality Education. 

Schools can apply for grants to run the following types of activities:

  1. Parent workshops - facilitated by teachers and/or students.

  2. Competitions to create adverts (radio/TV/social media) promoting positive RSE behaviours (e.g. how to seek help, how to manage changes, bodily autonomy).

  3. Creation of a specific 'health' room that can be used to display RSE health messages and posters.

  4. Creations of a collaborative art piece with an RSE theme.

  5. Development of a puberty kit for puberty lessons (with examples of products that relate to puberty - e.g. pads, tampons, period knickers, bra, shaver, deodorant, etc). See GDHR Puberty Kits lesson.

  6. Creation of 'goodie bags' of assorted craft materials for the GDHR Year 5 and Year 6 Reproductive systems lessons.

  7. Purchase of books/resources to support the GDHR lessons (See Resources section for ideas).

  8. Development of a whole school RSE Policy in consultation with parents.

  9. Development and implementation of a student led initiative to improve RSE knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours of peers.

  10. An idea of your own! Approval to be gained following a discussion with a GDHR Health Department representative. 

Grants can be used for prizes, venue hire, equipment hire/purchases, resources, catering (up to $100). Grants cannot be used for internal salaries and wages.


Instructions for applying

Please read the eligibility criteria and complete the application form, returning it by 5pm Friday 5 March 2021.

Email applications to

Confirmation of your application will be provided within three (3) business days. If you have any questions or have not received confirmation of an application, please contact Sharelle Tulloh on 9222 4447.


Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a school in Western Australia

  • The short project undertaken in your school must directly link to the RSE program offered to your school's students and parents.

  • The short project must be based on one of the RSE topics and/or lessons listed (See Learning Activities for further ideas).

  • The applicant must be willing to discuss the project with a member of the Department of Health via email or phone if further clarification of the project is required.

  • Upon completion of the project the applicant will complete the evaluation form to provide a brief summary of the project implementation, evaluation of its results and the acquittal of funds (submitted no later than the end of Term 4 2021). This may be used in Department of Health publications, on the GDHR website or on The RSE Facebook page.

  • The school is able to provide an invoice with an ABN for payment of the grant prior to 31 July 2021.


Grant approval process

Each application will be considered based on its merits with reference to the following points:

  • Evidence of how the proposed project meets the eligibility criteria.

  • Evidence of how the grant assists the school's implementation of the RSE project.

  • Evidence of how the grant will benefit the students and the wider school community's understanding of RSE.

  • The overall appeal and suitability of the proposed project.

Dependent on the number of applicants, between 5 and 10 schools will be selected for grants of $500-$850.

Successful applicants will be notified by 1 April 2021.



Application form
Application information and eligibility
List of suggested resources for purchase

How to Register

Complete the application form and email to by 5 March 2021.

Contact Details

9222 4447