Information on sponsorship and other commercial activities in schools.
Policies and guidelines
The department supports sponsorship arrangements with appropriate organisations, individuals, businesses and other government agencies. Sponsorships can be used to supplement school activities and to support teaching and learning.
Sponsorships can be in the form of either cash or ‘value in kind’ support, eg a sponsor providing printing for a school newsletter / a sponsor providing gardening supplies for a school vegetable garden.
The sponsorship and commercial arrangements in schools policies are reviewed periodically to make them clearer, more effective and fit for purpose. We welcome the feedback of principals, teachers and school staff in this process. If you would like to give feedback please let us know in an email.
All sponsorship and commercial agreements that include an exchange of products, cash or in-kind value require a formal agreement or contract. For most commercial arrangements, a formal agreement can be based on an exchange of letters. Please see the following templates for your use:
- Email of agreement template - less than $2,000 value
- Sponsorship agreement template (DOCX 78 KB staff only)
For agreements of more than $10,000 value, please contact us.
Consultation and advice
For all sponsorship arrangements, it is important that you consult with your school's community. The Sponsorship team is also able to provide advice to schools on:
- appropriateness of partners
- range of benefits that can be offered to sponsors
- compliance with policies