Member for Barker Tony Pasin has invited local schools to share in $200,000 of new funding under the Morrison Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund.

Mr Pasin says money is available for local schools to fund projects that benefit students and the school community.

“All schools in Barker 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 Pasin 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. Funding for small-scale extensions or classroom refurbishments, new computer facilities, mental health and counselling services, playground equipment, library resources, or sports facilities are all covered through this Fund.”

Mr Pasin 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. We will increase funding for all primary and secondary schools in Barker across all sectors by an average of 60 per cent per student.

“The Local Schools Community Fund is additional funding that builds on our investment by allowing individual schools to nominate their own projects that will make the biggest difference to their school community,” Mr Pasin said.

Schools can lodge one application for each campuses and use SchoolsHUB – to apply. Applications are open now and close on 30 September 2019.

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