Local Schools Community Fund - Now Open
The Federal Government announced the $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund in the 2019 Budget. This funding is equally spread throughout all electorates within Australia, with $200,000 allocated to assist in targeted support for projects to benefit local kids’ learning experience.
The Local Schools Community Fund will offer grants between $1000 and $20,000 to contribute to a variety of school projects and associated costs. There are 142 schools/campuses in the O’Connor Electorate eligible for this funding.
The fund is open to government, Independent and Catholic schools, but eligibility conditions will apply and proposed projects will be assessed by an appointed committee.
Projects could include small-scale extensions or classroom refurbishments, new computer facilities, mental health and counselling services, playground equipment, library resources, or sports facilities. For remote schools in the region, they could even use the money towards excursions for the students.
Applications will be through Schools HUB. Schools may submit one application for up to $20,000 funding for each of their campuses.
Applications open on 25 July 2019 and close on 30 September 2019 and projects must be completed by the end of 2020.
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