This grants stream provides funding for projects that create additional kindergarten places for three and four-year-olds by building new, or expanding existing, infrastructure.
Four categories of grants are available:
· Integrated Children's Centre: These grants provide funding for new community hubs, bringing together a range of professional services to deliver education, care, health and support services to children and their families.
· New Early Learning Facility: These grants fund new facilities that support high quality early learning programs, including funded kindergarten programs for three and four-year-olds.
· Modular Kindergarten Buildings: These are high quality and rapidly deployable buildings that can be commissioned to meet urgent demand for kindergarten facilities. Modular buildings are relocatable, and can be delivered quickly to minimise project risks, time and costs.
· Expansion: These grants increase the licenced capacity of existing facilities that provide a funded kindergarten program for three and four-year-old children.
Extra Support to Build Capacity
As well as funding grants, the Government is helping create extra kindergarten places through its commitment to building kindergartens on, and next door to, school sites.
We accept Capacity Building applications all year round. To enable a streamlined assessment process the next Capacity grant round will close at 11.59 pm on Sunday 27 June 2021.
Applications can be made via the Smartygrants online application system. For more information, please refer to the program guidelines and factsheets below.
Building Blocks Grants replaces previous grants schemes - the Children's Facilities Capital Program and the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program.
The VSBA Early Childhood Grants Team assess and administer Building Blocks Grants. You can contact them for further information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines and forms
For more information, please consult the Capacity Building guidelines and factsheets:
Please read the below forms and conditions before applying:
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