The Eat Right, Play Right, Learn Well program launched in 2022 with a $20 million fund for playground and tuckshop upgrades at schools in high-priority, disadvantaged communities.
The program has been so popular with state schools that it was oversubscribed.
As part of the Queensland Government’s Equity and Excellence commitment, the 2023–24 State Budget delivered $29 million in extra funding for school playground and tuckshop upgrades.
The program will help more school communities promote healthy behaviours that support learning and get kids moving, starting with the fundamentals of healthy eating and play.
School playground upgrades
School playground upgrades might include:
- surface repair
- soft fall areas (both new and upgraded)
- shade cover structures over playgrounds (both new and upgraded).
School tuckshop upgrades
School tuckshop upgrades will deliver an investment in the health and wellbeing of students, providing new facilities or equipment that will allow schools to increase their ability to supply nutritious food and drink offerings to Queensland state school students.
School tuckshop upgrades might include:
- new or refurbished facilities
- catering appliances and equipment
- stainless steel benches
- commercial sinks and tapware.
Applications for the initial School playground and tuckshops upgrade program closed on 31 March 2023. The prioritisation and assessment process is continuing, with
150 schools having been identified for funding to date.
For any enquiries, please email PriorityPrograms.StrategicInvestment@qed.qld.gov.au.