New funding offered to Pearce schools

Pearce schools can now apply to receive funds for projects benefiting students and the community.

Up to $200,000 is available to schools across the region through the federal government's $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund.

Pearce MP Christian Porter said all schools were eligible for funding ranging in value from $1000 to $20,000.

"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," he said.

"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 Porter said projects would be assessed on the benefit they would bring to the school community.

"The government is providing record funding for Australian schools," he 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 investment by allowing individual schools to nominate their own projects that will make the biggest difference to their school community."

Applications open on July 25 and close on September 30.