The Morrison Government is supporting families in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to keep their children in school and child care during the drought.
Our Government is providing $15 million to support schools and child care centres to keep their doors open as part of our latest package of $709 million in support to drought-affected Australians.
Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Government’s number one priority was helping Australians impacted by the drought.
“We know there are schools that are providing fee relief and counselling services to students whose families are hurting because of the drought,” Dr McVeigh said.
“We are offering support to the schools that are supporting those students. Schools in Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs can apply for a share of $10 million in Special Circumstances funding if their students have been impacted by the drought.
“We want schools to keep their doors open and parents to have one less thing to worry about.
“Our Government is also providing an additional $5 million to child care centres in drought-affected areas to help them stay in business and serve their local community.
“There are child care centres in the region that are eligible for financial support to help keep local children in child care.
“I strongly encourage all eligible schools and child care centres in Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs to apply for additional Government support during this difficult time.”
Applications for schools close on 16 December 2019. More information is available at https://www.education.gov.au/201920-drought-relief-funding-non-government-schools.
Child care centre operators can apply for funding by visiting https://www.education.gov.au/community-child-care-fund-cccf-special-circumstances-drought-support.