Karuah Preschool secures grant from Stronger Communities Program Round 7

Karuah Preschool secures grant from Stronger Communities Program Round 7

by Freya Lucas

April 08, 2022

Karuah Preschool, in the Port Stephens area of New South Wales, has been successful in securing a $12,500 grant under the seventh round of funding for the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

 

Local member Dr David Gillespie visited the preschool to congratulate staff on their successful application, which will be used to purchase screen doors for the centre for improved air flow and to develop the children’s outdoor play space with a water course and canoe.

 

“I know Karen and her team are excited about the playground upgrades” he said, noting that additional state funding has allowed the preschool to build a new bike track through the grounds.

 

Around 20 projects have been supported in the Port Stephens area under the seventh round of funding, with Round 7 providing a total of $22.65 million to fund small capital projects across Australia, continuing to support economic recovery from the pandemic.

 

The Stronger Communities Program is designed to deliver social benefits, improving local community participation and contributing to vibrant and viable communities. For this round, grant funding is being made available for up to 100 percent of eligible project costs, except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 percent of eligible project costs.

 

To learn more about the Stronger Communities Program see here. For local coverage of this story see here

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