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Shade for Secondary Schools Grant Program

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The Shade for Secondary Schools Grant Program is back in 2016 thanks to eftpos and a further donation of $250,000.

The successful 2013 campaign, which was made possible through a $1 million donation from eftpos, provided 45 grants to secondary schools across Australia to help them improve sun protection measures, aiming to support the prevention of skin cancer across Australia.

As a result of this, over 28,000 children received shade structures in their schools, better protecting them from harmful UV rays.

The 2016/17 program will see another 18 successful secondary schools across the country have access to grants to construct permanent or portable shade structures thanks to a $250,000 donation from eftpos

Additional schools selected to receive funding include:


  • Telopea Park School
  • Amaroo School


  • Telopea Park School
  • Amaroo School


  • Bishop Druitt College
  • Moruya High School
  • Minerva School


  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College
  • Nightcliff Middle School


  • Southport State High Independent Public School
  • Gin Gin State High School
  • Caboolture State High School


  • Loreto College
  • Paralowie R-12 School


  • Glenora District High School
  • Rokeby High School


  • Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College
  • Ballarat Secondary College - East Campus (to be renamed Woodmans Hill Campus in 2017)


  • Warwick Senior High School
  • Churchlands Senior High School

We are looking forward to showcasing the shade structures and marquees constructed under this programme next year, in 2017.


The key milestones are outlined in the table below:

Key milestones
Date Milestone
Monday 20 June 2016 Program Announcement
Monday 20 June – Sunday 31 July Secondary school identification process
Monday 12 September Successful Secondary school Announcement
18 August 2016 - 31 August 2017 Shade Construction
August – December 2017 Secondary School Launch Events

If you would like any further information on what your school can do to help reduce the risk of skin cancer, please contact your local Cancer Council office.

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016