Release type: Media Release


Investing in local schools


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

Applications for the Morrison Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund have opened.

Schools can apply for funding of between $1,000 and $20,000 towards a project that improves their school.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said a funding pool of up to $200,000 would be available to schools in each of Australia’s 151 electorates.

Mr Tehan said projects would be assessed on the benefit they would bring to the school community.

“The Morrison Government is providing record funding for Australian schools,” Mr Tehan said.

“We will increase funding for all primary and secondary schools across all sectors by an average of 62 per cent per student.

“The Local Schools Community Fund is additional funding that builds on our investment by allowing individual schools to nominate their own projects that will make the biggest difference to their school community.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local schools to apply for funding for projects that are on their wish list. This could range from the installation of cutting edge computer facilities, additional targeted student support, to sporting facilities and equipment, or small-scale building extensions.”

Schools can lodge one application for each of their campuses and use SchoolsHUB – to apply. Applications close on 30 September 2019 and projects must be completed by the end of 2020.

Committees will be established by local Members of Parliament in every electorate in Australia to independently assess each application from schools within their electorate. The Local Schools Community Fund is open to all schools but eligibility conditions will apply.