Stem And Sport Grants Now Open

Angus Taylor joined the CSIRO at Goulburn West Public School for National Science Week this week to encourage more students to take up STEM subjects.

Local schools and sporting groups are being encouraged to apply for Federal Government grant programs for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) grants and Community Sport Infrastructure grants.
The Australian Government’s Sponsorship Grants are now open to primary and high school students, to participate in STEM events including conferences, competitions and other events in Australia and internationally.
The program offers grants of between $1000 and $20 000. Grants are capped at $1500 per student for domestic use and $5000 per student for international events.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said STEM skills will be in demand for decades to come. “The Turnbull Government is investing in support for STEM and the sponsorship grants are a fantastic opportunity for new experiences. I encourage all young people to apply.”
Applications for the Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions can be submitted online. Funding is allocated to eligible applicants in order of receipt until exhausted.
Apply at: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/student-sponsorship
Grants for the Community Sport Infrastructure program are also open and can range from the smallest of projects up to $500 000.
The Nationals Federal Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said sport played a vital role in local communities across the Riverina and Central West.
“Whether it is in a team environment such as Australian football or netball, or as an individual pursuit such as tennis or golf, sport plays an important part in connecting communities,” Mr McCormack said. “Besides the obvious health aspects of participating in a sport, clubs provide a social setting to further build stronger relationships among a town’s residents. I urge and encourage sport and community groups to come together to consider projects, such as improving lighting, playing surfaces or upgrading amenities, which would have a significant impact on facilities available to the local community.”
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Federal Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.
For more information or to apply, visit www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/community_sport_infrastructure_grant_program or contact Mr McCormack’s Wagga Wagga office on 6921 4600.
Applications close on Friday 14 September 2018.

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