KOMPAN Australia has launched a Matched Funding Grant Program, open to schools in Victoria and Western Australia, aiming to make quality play and fitness equipment more accessible for schools, kindergartens and childcare centres.
To enter, applicants must make a submission detailing what their ideal playground or fitness space would look like. Eligible applications will be judged on a range of criteria including creativity, play value, how inclusive the space is, how the playground would complement the existing space, and how it would benefit the school community.
Successful applicants will be granted 50%, 35% or 25% matched funding for their playground or fitness equipment, up to a maximum value match of $30,000, meaning successful applicants could potentially receive a $90,000 play space for $60,000.
KOMPAN Australia Managing Director Peter McKewen said, “Statistics from the Australian Government’s Institute of Health and Welfare report that only 30% of Australian children aged 2–17 are meeting physical activity guidelines. Our kids spend more than 1000 hours every year in education, so schools have a major role to play in increasing physical activity levels. This program is KOMPAN Australia’s way of giving back to Aussie schools.”
The KOMPAN Australia Matched Funding Grant Program is now open. Two rounds of up to three grants will be awarded in Victoria and Western Australia in April and in August, meaning up to twelve grants could be awarded across the two states. For eligibility information, terms and conditions, and to submit an application, visit www.kompan.com.au/matchedfunding2019.
Teachers, school leaders and the entire education sector can have their say in the 2019 Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Survey which is open now. Read More
NIDA continues to invest in the creative practice of early career teachers in primary and secondary schools with the 2019 Creative Ambassador’s Initiative.
Downloaded more than 17,000 times, the AITSL My Induction app offers expert advice, answers to frequently asked questions and allows new teachers to track their professional wellbeing. Read More
Research shows that two years of quality preschool sets a child up for success, and happily the issue is gaining traction with politicians.