Gold Coast schools encouraged to apply for Government Grants

Gold Coast schools are being encouraged to apply for funding from the Federal Government to help them get exciting new school projects up and running.

The new funding is part of the Morrison Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund and is available to all schools, including government, Catholic and independent.

Local MP Karen Andrews is urging schools to take advantage of the money, with up to $200,000 available for each federal electorate.


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

“School leaders know what is best for their schools, and the Local Schools Community Fund allows them to pursue a project that will make the biggest difference to their students’ education.”

It’s understood funding for small-scale extensions or classroom refurbishments, new computer facilities, mental health and counselling services, playground equipment, library resources and sports facilities are all covered through the Fund.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said projects would be assessed on the benefit they would bring to the school community.

Schools can submit an application through SchoolsHUB, with applications closing on September 30.