Local Schools Community Fund

The Australian Government is providing $30.2 million in 2019–20 for the Local Schools Community Fund (the Fund).

The Fund was an application-based process open to all eligible schools – government, Catholic and independent – designed to benefit students and their school community by contributing to small scale projects and their associated costs at the local school level.

The application period for the Fund was open from 25 July 2019 to 30 September 2019.

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Approved projects

On 16 December 2019, all schools who applied under the Fund were notified as to the outcome of their application.

Local Schools Community Fund 2019-20 approved projects

Project closure reports

Schools with approved projects are required to submit a project closure report through an online form available on SchoolsHUB.

Any approved representative of a school can complete the project closure report on the school’s behalf. Users will be required to log into their existing SchoolsHUB account, or register a new account to access the project closure report. Individuals not already registered, can do so by following the SchoolsHUB access for a new user guide which is available on the Using SchoolsHUB page. New users will need to apply, on SchoolsHUB, for the Applications Officer role for their school. 

The contents of the project closure report can be found in the sample form below – this is just a guide, please complete the official form online. 

With regard to the current COVID-19 situation, the department will be as flexible as possible to the needs of schools while also considering requirements under the Fund Guidelines. If a school is being impacted by current events and require additional assistance then they should contact the department.

Key documents

Local Schools Community Fund - FAQs


For more information, email localschoolscommunityfund@dese.gov.au