Grants of up to $5,000 are now available to primary and secondary schools in Stirling looking to encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking.
Applications for the Coalition Government’s $1 million Maker Projects grants will open on Thursday November 8 at midday (AEST).
The funding is designed to assist with maker spaces, such as creative hubs and mobile innovation labs, where students can develop and apply their STEM skills in a hands-on way.
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan said it’s a great opportunity for local schools to invest in tools, equipment and software to foster problem-solving and creative thinking.
“The Coalition wants to support the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematic skills among our students, particularly girls and young women,” Mr Keenan said.
“We know 75 per cent of future jobs will require STEM qualifications, so it’s never been more important to properly equip our students for 21st century careers.”
Funding for the program will be delivered under the $29.8 million Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Program, aimed at harnessing science, research and innovation as long-term drivers of Australia’s economic prosperity, jobs and growth.
They are highly competitive and applications will be assessed in the order they are received. The round will close once the annual allocation of funding is exhausted.
To find out more or to apply, visit: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/maker-projects