Funding opportunity for local schools

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Schools in the Edward River region are being encouraged to apply for funding for new computers, sporting equipment and refurbishments.

The Nationals’ Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said schools have less than one month to apply for funding through the Federal Government's $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund, which offers grants between $1,000 and $20,000 towards school projects.

"The government has allocated $200,000 in grant funding for projects at local schools here in the Farrer electorate, and I encourage all schools in our region to think about the best way this funding can help their students and wider school community and submit an application," Senator Davey said.

"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 officers for medical services, outdoor play equipment, student wellbeing programs, composting and colour-coded waste bins.

"I’m sure all of our schools here in Deniliquin as well as the surrounding villages, including Blighty, Conargo and Mayrung, have plenty of projects on their wish list they’d like to secure funding for, and the Local Schools Community Fund provides them with an opportunity to do just that."

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

Each proposed project will be independently evaluated by a committee appointed by the Member for Farrer Sussan Ley.

Schools can apply through SchoolsHUB.