Wide Bay schools encouraged to apply for project funding

September 25, 2019

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is encouraging schools in Wide Bay to apply for up to $20,000 in funding for projects to benefit their students’ learning experience.
Grants between $1,000 and $20,000 are available to contribute to school projects through the Coalition Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund ­– but time is running out.
“There’s only a few days to go for local schools to apply for funding through the Local Schools Community Fund, so I would really urge them to get their applications in,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Projects can be anything that benefits the school community, such as computer facilities, mental health and counselling services for students, playground equipment, library resources or sports facilities.
“Wide Bay has been allocated $200,000 in grant funding for projects, so I would encourage each school to think about how this funding can help their students and the local school community and to submit an application.”
Applications for the fund close at 5pm on 30 September 2019.
The Local Schools Community Fund is open to eligible state, Catholic and Independent schools, and proposed projects will be independently evaluated by a committee appointed by the Member for Wide Bay.
Schools may submit one application for up to $20,000 funding for each of their campuses and projects must be completed by the end of 2020.
Schools can apply for the Coalition Government program through SchoolsHUB – https://schools.education.gov.au/.


Media Contact:
For Mr O’Brien:  Clementine Norton (07) 4121 2936


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