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Local School Community Fund closing soon

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Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said time was running out for schools to access funding for new computers, sporting equipment or refurbishments through a Coalition Government program.

Mr Porter encouraged schools to apply for funding through the Coalition Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund.

“Pearce has been allocated $200,000 in grant funding for projects at local schools,” Mr Porter said.

“Local schools have one month left to apply for funding through the program, which offers grants between $1,000 and $20,000 towards school projects.

“These projects can be anything that benefits the school community, with schools applying for funding for solar panels, kits for robotics and coding, hydration stations, clinical offices for medical services, outdoor play equipment, student wellbeing programs, composting and colour coded waste bins.

“I urge all schools in Pearce to think about the best way this funding can help their students and the local school community and to submit an application.”

Applications to the Local Schools Community Fund are open to eligible government, Catholic and independent schools until 5:00 pm AEST 30 September 2019.

Each proposed project will be independently evaluated by a committee appointed by the Member for Pearce.

Schools can apply through SchoolsHUB - https://schools.education.gov.au/