SCHOOLS IN PETRIE ELECTORATE INVITED TO SHARE IN NEW FUNDING

Schools in Petrie are encouraged to apply for a share of $200,000 made available through the Morrison Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund.

Member for Petrie Luke Howarth says the funding available for local schools will benefit thousands of local students and the Petrie community.

“All schools in Petrie will be eligible to apply for funding ranging in value from $1,000 to $20,000 with the money going towards a school project,” Mr Howarth said.

“Under this program local school leaders will be able to apply for funding to improve the lives and learning environments of their students.

“Funding can be used for small-scale extensions, classroom refurbishments, new computer facilities, mental health or counselling services, play equipment, library resources, or sporting facilities.”

Education Minister Dan 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 record investment for all Australian schools and allows local schools to nominate their own projects that will make the biggest difference to their school community.”

Applications open Wednesday 25th July and close 30th September and schools can lodge one application for each of their campuses via SchoolsHUB – https://www.education.gov.au/local-schools-community-fund

Committees will be established by Members of Parliament 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 and projects must be completed by 2020.

Mr Howarth is inviting all Petrie schools interested in applying to contact his office on luke.howarth.mp@aph.gov.au or call 3284 8008