Funding support for health and wellbeing in WA schools
- Funding available for WA schools for projects that support the health and wellbeing of students
- Healthway's Healthy Schools Program offering individual grants of up to $5,000
- Schools can play an invaluable role encouraging healthy lifestyles
Schools across the State can share in up to $300,000 in funding to deliver projects that promote the health and wellbeing of their students and school community.
Schools and Parents and Citizens Associations can apply for individual grants of up to $5,000 through Healthway's Healthy Schools Program for activities such as healthy lunchbox preparation workshops, promoting walking or bike riding to school, and mental health or vaping education activities.
The projects should aim to increase student health-related knowledge and skills, positively change health behaviours, improve student health and wellbeing, and create school environments that support good health through policy change.
Applications are strongly encouraged from rural and remote schools, and those with students representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and/or those experiencing disadvantage.
For more information and to apply visit Healthway's website. Applications must be submitted by Friday, 22 March 2024. Schools that have previously received funding may be eligible to apply again.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:
"Schools can play an invaluable role supporting and responding to the health and wellbeing of students and the school community.
"The Healthy Schools Program is specifically designed to fund whole-school approaches that support social, emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing in the long-term.
"Healthy students are better learners, and with the new school year commencing, we want to make sure WA students receive health and wellbeing support to learn and thrive."
Comments attributed to Education Minister Dr Tony Buti:
"This is a very important program that will help students better understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
"Health plays a critical role in a child's development throughout their schooling years from kindergarten through to Year 12 and is a catalyst for their ability to learn and thrive."