The Primary School Direct Fund is new funding for primary schools. The Secondary School Direct Fund replaces previous funding received for sports coordinators through Sportfit.
The fund is intended to support schools in establishing new opportunities for young people to get involved in sport, and as such is not intended to cover normal operating costs such as routine property or grounds maintenance. It is also subject to normal operational funding conditions, details of which can be found in chapters 1 and 2 of the Funding, Staffing, and Allowances Handbook at the Ministry of Education website.
Direct fund payments are listed on schools entitlement notice, and will be included in the Ministry of Education’s operations grant paid quarterly to schools.