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Local Schools Community Fund 2019

New equipment, building projects or additional targeted support could soon be on the way for schools across my Cook electorate with the Federal Government making up to $200,000 available for projects to benefit local kids’ learning experience.

The Local Schools Community Fund will offer grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to contribute to a variety of school projects and associated costs. There is no limit to the amount of projects that can be granted however the total for each electorate is $200,000.

The Fund will open for applications on 25 July 2019 and I encourage all schools in my electorate to think about what they could do with a share of the funds.

Schools may lodge one application for each of their campuses, so it’s important that the project identified delivers a real benefit for their local school community.

The Local Schools Community Fund is open to government, Independent and Catholic schools, but eligibility conditions will apply, and proposed projects will be assessed by a committee of members from the community in my electorate.

Projects could include small-scale extensions or classroom refurbishments, new computer facilities, mental health and counselling services, playground equipment, library resources, or sports facilities.

The Federal Government announced the $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund in the 2019 Budget.

Applications will be through SchoolsHUB – 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.