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AFL Schools are excited to launch a National Schools Grants Program for the first time in 2023!

The Program has been established to:

  • Empower and equip schools to run quality AFL programs
  • Help provide a fair and equitable opportunity for all schools in Australia to participate in AFL schools programs and /or competitions
  • Remove barriers that may prevent schools from being involved in AFL schools programs and/or competitions


Please see table below for key dates and links to further information and application forms.

*Please note that grant opportunities are only open to registered AFL schools members - head to our Membership page to sign up now!

Term Applications open Applications close Links to apply
1 Monday 27th February Friday 10th March Closed
2 Monday 22nd May Friday 2nd June TBC
3 Monday 14th August Friday 25th August TBC
4 Monday 6th November Friday 17th November TBC


Stream Term 2 - Link to apply
CRT Cover Opens Monday 22nd May
Guernseys Opens Monday 22nd May
Event Attendance Support Opens Monday 22nd May
Goal Post Padding Opens Monday 22nd May
'AFL Starter' Equipment Pack Opens Monday 22nd May


Schools can apply* for grants within the following five streams:

1) CRT Cover: Full day ($450) and half day ($250) CRT relief grants available to allow teachers to either attend an an AFL Professional Learning session, or attend an AFL School Compeition day

2) Guernseys: Subsidy of $500 available to help cover the cost of a new set of guernseys / jumpers for school teams

3) Event attendance support: $300 per team, per compeition, to support teams participating in competition or event days

4) Goal post padding: Subsidy of $500 available to help cover the cost of goal post padding for school oval goal posts

5) 'AFL Starter' Equipment pack: Base level AFL equipment pack available for both Primary & Secondary schools