Finance & Insurance

We receive many questions about insurance for fetes and other P&F events.

Most are about rides, outside stall holders and public liability insurance.

Before any event you should ALWAYS check with the school’s insurer to ensure that you are covered for the event and to check insurance requirements for outside stall holders or contractors. Stall holders from outside the school will usually be required to have their own public liability insurance and the P&F should see their documentation.

Catholic Church Insurance is an expert in this field and provides good resources for this purpose. Below are links to a Checklist and a Factsheet on Event Management that will be useful to all P&Fs.

Event Management Check List

Cash Handling Fact Sheet

BCE Fireworks Checklist

Pyrotechnics and Fireworks for Schools Checklist

Treasurers' Manual

The Treasurers' Manual describes the accounting principles and practices that should be followed by P&F treasurers and executive members. If you have any questions or comments about the manual please contact the Federation office.

Click here for the P&F Treasurers Manual 

Please note that in some Diocese,  P & F funds are the responsibility of the school and these schools also have  developed responding processes to their P & F.


This Guide to Submission Writing has tips on preparing submissions for grants

Click here for a Guide to submission writing (297 KB) 

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

One-off grants of up to $35,000 are allocated to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide services or activities that benefit the community.

Click this link for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

REAPing Rewards - the Rural Education Australia Program 
The REAPing Rewards small grant program is a national program targeting education. It supports locally-driven projects that directly benefit children and youth (0-18 years) and their educators in rural and remote communities. Click here for more information

Jetstar grants for community programs

Jetstar's Flying Start Programme invites community groups across Australia to apply for a grant for $30,000, made up of $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar, to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Click here for more information.

Queensland Grants Program 2017-18

The We Are Queensland grants program will support Queenslanders to be more involved in their communities. Grants of up to $20,000 are available.