How to Apply

Applications for the 2017 program have now finished. To find out information on PALS, please contact the PALS Team on (08) 6551 8051 or email

More about PALS

All Western Australian schools are invited to apply for PALS funding by designing and submitting a reconciliation project relating to one of the six PALS categories that they believe will influence positive change and understanding in their school environment.

Projects can vary and range from producing Aboriginal art murals, bush tucker gardens, running NAIDOC Week events or fostering relationships between students and Aboriginal Elders through school incursions and excursions. All funded projects must be acquitted in September by submitting the completed project. The projects will then be judged as part of the annual PALS Awards process.

Each year Awards are offered to outstanding PALS projects in each category and are presented at a PALS Awards ceremony, including an overall winner who receives the Troy Cook Award.

Mr Troy Cook, representing the David Wirrpanda Foundation, has been the PALS ambassador since 2006 and plays a part in choosing the overall winning school to receive this significant acknowledgement.