Public schools will be able to offer better educational opportunities for regional students thanks to a $365.8 million Rural Access Gap fund

The NSW government is investing $365.8 million to deliver the Rural Access Gap to public schools to offer better educational opportunities for regional students.

The Rural Access Gap Direct Invention Package will provide local schools with the best digital teaching and learning tools.

Regional communities can face extra challenges with isolation and access to resources, and this initiative is about equity for the bush.

This package will provide for our local public schools to have improved connectivity and upgrades to learning spaces so regional schools are better equipped to support students.

Teachers will have access to professional learning and support to integrate digital resources to help them deliver engaging, personalised learning tailored for each student.

This funding will be a boon for the economy with the package estimated to generate about 5000 jobs statewide, including 1786 regional jobs directly created by program spending.

Funding War Memorial repairs

Groups can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to conserve the region's tributes to servicemen and servicewomen with round two of the Community War Memorials Fund opening on Remembrance Day.

The funds are available for projects that repair, protect and conserve existing war memorials throughout NSW.

We are proud of our military history which helped build the strong region we call home today.

I encourage memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils to take up the chance for this financial support.

Funding is open for projects such as repairs to war memorial halls, conservation assessments, environmental or arborist advice, honour roll repair, or cleaning.

The NSW government is proud to support projects that pay tribute to our veterans and ensure our strong Anzac legacy is taught for generations to come.

Online applications are open until 5pm, on February 11, 2021.

More info is available at: veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund or call my office on 65840977.

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