13 December 2023

The Allan Labor Government is helping more kids get active and fostering the talents of Victoria’s future
sports stars through Active Schools Grants.

Minister for Education Ben Carroll today announced Carisbrook and Timor primary schools are both
receiving a $30,000 Active Schools Grant as part of the latest round of the Active Schools initiative which
gives grants to schools to help them get local students physically active.

Up to 500 schools in disadvantaged communities have shared in almost $20 million in Active Schools
Grants and funding boosts since the initiative was launched in 2021.

Schools have previously used their Active Schools funding to upskill PE teachers, purchase sports and
fitness equipment, implement programs such as bicycle education, circus and dance, build outdoor
learning spaces, make upgrades to playgrounds, install sensory play areas and cover costs associated with
sports and physical activities.

The Victorian Budget 2022/23 included a further $20.8 million over two years to continue the Active
School initiative, which encourages students to get involved in physical activity and develop healthy
lifelong habits bringing the total investment to $45.4 million since 2019.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Ben Carroll

“Even 15 minutes of physical activity can be all it takes to boost the overall wellbeing of our children,
which can help improve how students learn – that’s why we’re keeping our students active at school.”

“We’re thrilled to celebrate Active Schools funding recipients and congratulate the successful schools
involved for their contributions to keeping young Victorians active, healthy and engaged.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence

“Sports and physical activity help young Victorians thrive, and the Active Schools initiative is making sure
that students get access to these benefits, no matter their background or where they live.”

Quote attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett

“The Active Schools Program is a great way to help young people find an activity they love, and I’m so
glad students at Carisbrook and Timor will now benefit from this program.”