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School RSE grants 2022

 

Organisers

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

Dates

Applications for 2022 school grants are open now. 

Applications close on Friday 25 February 2022.

Successful applicants notified by Friday 18 March 2022.

Overview

The Department of Health are offering small grants of up to $1,200 to schools to support their Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programs.

The aim of these grants is to provide support for schools that will foster the provision of effective RSE to their students and/or parents.

Schools can apply for grants for short community projects. If you have an innovative idea for a project please apply.

Here are also some ideas that you may wish to consider for your school's project:

  1. Two days of relief teaching to enable school staff to undertake professional development in RSE and/or work in school to improve on existing RSE programs.

  2. Facilitate parent workshops given by teachers and / or students (grants cannot be used to pay for outside professionals to conduct RSE training, internal salaries or wages, but can be used to pay for relief so that staff can be released to attend training).

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

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

You can also apply for funds for an idea of your own! If you would like to discuss your idea prior to the closing of applications please contact ross.mackenzie@health.wa.gov.au

Instructions for applying

Please read the eligibility criteria and complete the Grant Application Form, returning it by no later than 5pm Friday 25 February 2022. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted for consideration.

Email applications to ross.mackenzie@health.wa.gov.au.

Confirmation your application has been received will be emailed to you within three (3) business days. If you have any questions or have not received confirmation your application has been received, please contact Ross Mackenzie on 9222 2079.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Grants will only be awarded to schools in Western Australia.

  2. You must:

    • provide a title and description of the proposed short community project (maximum 500 words).

    • explain how the grant will directly support the proposed short community project to foster the provision of effective RSE for students and / or parents in your school community (maximum 500 words).

    • identify the target group and expected number of participants.

    • state how the proposed short community project directly links to an RSE topic listed on the GDHR website (See Learning Activities for further ideas on how to link your project to an RSE topic) (maximum 200 words).

    • include the amount of funding sought and the expenditure items to be funded by the grant in accordance with the following:

      • 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, nor for paid professional development (due to potential DoH conflicts of interest).

      • Grants can be used to employ relief teachers to free up staff for professional development or in-school RSE planning. 

  3. Upon completion of the project the evaluation form must be completed providing a brief summary of the project implementation, evaluation of its results and the acquittal of funds (submitted no later than 1 December 2022). This may be used in Department of Health publications, on the GDHR website or on The RSE Facebook page. 

  4. The school must provide an invoice with an ABN for payment of the grant prior to 31 May 2022. Please note that this must be an invoice for the grant itself and not merely forwarding of an external invoice for goods or services of any kind.

  5. The completed Grant Application Form must be received by email to ross.mackenzie@health.wa.gov.au by no later than 5pm on Friday 25 February 2022. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted for consideration.

Grant approval process

Each application must meet all of the abovementioned Eligibility Criteria.

Further, grants will be awarded to those schools that most effectively complete the Grant Application Form providing evidence on: 

  1. The overall appeal and suitability of the proposed short school community project in relation to the aims and objectives of RSE (for more information see GDHR Overview). This could include any external groups that you are planning on working with (if applicable). See GDHR for some ideas.

  2. How the grant directly supports the proposed short school community project to foster the provision of effective RSE for students and / or parents in the school community.

  3. How the grant directly links to an RSE topic listed on the GDHR website (See Learning Activities).

All applicants will be notified by 18 March 2022 as to whether their grant application has been successful or otherwise.

Enquiries should be directed to Ross Mackenzie at the Department of Health by email at ross.mackenzie@health.wa.gov.au or by telephone on 9222 2079.

Download(s)

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

How to Register

Complete the application form and email to ross.mackenzie@health.wa.gov.au by 25 February 2022.

Contact Details

ross.mackenzie@health.wa.gov.au

9222 2079