New funding available for Hume schools

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Hume schools can now apply for their share of $200,000 in the Local Schools Community Fund. This program is another way the Federal Government is supporting Hume schools with projects such as new equipment, building works or targeted activities. 

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the Australian Government is making up to $200,000 available for projects to benefit local kids’ learning experience. The Local Schools Community Fund offers grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to contribute to a variety of school projects and associated costs. 

“The Fund will open for applications on 25 July 2019 and I encourage all schools in Hume to think about what they could do with a share of the funds,” says Mr Taylor.

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

“For remote schools in the region, they could use the money toward excursions for their students.”

The Local Schools Community Fund is open to Government, Independent and Catholic schools, but eligibility conditions will apply. Proposed projects will be assessed by a committee appointed by the Member for Hume.

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 should be made through SchoolsHUB – https://schools.education.gov.au/. Schools may submit one application for up to $20,000 funding for each of their campuses. Applications open on 25 July 2019 thru 30 September 2019. Approved funded projects must be completed by the end of 2020

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