Small grants for good things

After a 2-year covid induced hiatus, the Friends of Footscray High School Small Grants Program is back!

One of the ways that the Friends of Footscray High School contribute the funds they raise back into the school is via the Small Grants Program. The program provides an opportunity for students, teachers and members of the broader school community to submit proposals for funding.

Proposals are assessed by the group based on a set of criteria such as:

  • alignment with the school pillars of Unity, Respect, Creativity and Endeavour
  • benefit to the broader school community
  • alignment with educational outcomes for specific year levels or curriculum areas
  • whether applications as a whole cover a range of themes, e.g. sustainability, community, academic excellence, etc.

The Small Grants Program is intended to encourage the whole school community to find new, positive and creative ways for students to:

  • engage with their school community and their peers
  • gain opportunities to grow their knowledge and experience
  • maintain mental, physical, social and emotional wellbeing throughout their school years and beyond.

The number of grants and the amount of money awarded are dependent on the availability of funds and are decided at the discretion of the Small Grants Committee. The typical grant amount is $2000.

This year, at the minimum, we will be selecting one proposal from each campus for funding.

Applications from the student body, SLAT, teaching staff and community members are strongly encouraged. 

To submit your application, please request an application via email to

Applications close at the end of Friday 16 September 2022 (last day of term 3). Successful applications will be announced early in Term 4