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If you are a small community organisation not-for-profit with a revenue under $1M you may be interested in our GEM Local grants calendar. Click here for details.

  --- Within this screen, you can view the Grant details and also click through to the profile of the Funder who is offering this grant by clicking the name of the name of the Funder.

Local Schools Community Fund View Grant Back

$10,001 - $20,000

$1,000 - $20,000

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$200,000 per electorate; $30.2 million for the total program.




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Applications open 25 July 2019 and close 5:00 pm AEST, 30 September 2019.

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May cofund / Not specified

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Capital/infrastructure, Equipment, General, Project Startup


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Name Emails Phones
Local Schools Community Fund localschoolscommunityfund@education.gov.au

The Fund will benefit students and assist schools to meet their priorities through the contribution of funding for small scale projects and their associated costs. Projects can include: master-planning; small scale extensions/refurbishments; installation of computer or ICT facilities/equipment/software; playground and sporting equipment; shade structures; landscaping; procurement of musical facilities, furniture, computer equipment (e.g. digital whiteboards); library resources; air-conditioning; measures to target student wellbeing; counselling or youth mental health support; excursions for students from remote areas; additional English as a second language support for refugee students; specific facilities for students with a disability in a school.

The Fund is open to all schools—government, Catholic and independent--in electorates with participating MPs.

Projects for which retrospective approval is sought; projects where the majority of the use will be by overseas students or any other students who would not attract funding under the Act; projects that are principally for pre-primary education; ongoing costs.

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This is a new program.

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