Schools are required to submit an acquittal to show how their Sporting Schools funding was spent. If your school did not deliver a program during the school term, you are still required to complete an acquittal.
Before you complete your acquittal
STEP 1 – Access the Acquittal Form
A schools nominated contact (Sporting Schools Coordinator, Principal, or Finance Contact) can access the acquittal form online through your school’s profile. Each acquittal is pre-populated with details related to your Sporting Schools program and funding.
NOTE: Acquittals need to be completed and submitted in one session as the form cannot be saved.
STEP 2 – Program Participation
STEP 3 – Funding Details
- Number of females
- Number of males
- Number of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- Number of students with disability
- Number of students who speak a language other than English at home
NOTE: You do not need to enter the Total Participants as this is calculated for you by adding your entered female and male participant numbers.
STEP 4 – Program Expenses
NOTE: You need to upload at least one file to proceed to the next section and submit your acquittal.
To provide expense details related to confirmed Sport Packages via the Booking System:
NOTE: You cannot change any other detail or delete a program. Do not edit the $ Amount field for any listed program that did not run (total amount is zero ‘0’).
To provide details on how your school spent the Grant:
To upload Expense Item Receipts:
NOTE: You can attach multiple files if required. Individual files cannot exceed 5MB in size and should be saved in one of the following supported formats: PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF. Attaching at least one file is mandatory.
STEP 5 – Summary
NOTE: When your acquittal is successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email which outlines your acquittal details. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Sporting Schools on 1300 785 707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once submitted, you will not be able to access or amend your acquittal. If you require any amendments to be made, please contact Sporting Schools.
Please do not return any funds to the Sporting Schools program until you receive an invoice as it includes payment instructions.
After your school submits an acquittal, it is assessed by Sporting Schools to ensure the program was delivered in accordance with the terms and conditions and program parameters, and that the funding was spent on supported expenses.
There are three outcomes from the acquittal assessment process:
Do not return any funds to the Sporting Schools program (or Sport Australia) until you receive an invoice, as it includes payment instructions. Sport Australia invoices are to be paid within 30 days either by electronic transfer, cheque or credit card.