CAPACITY BUILDING (NOW OPEN)
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.
Building Blocks Grants replaces previous grants schemes - the Children's Facilities Capital Program and the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program.
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.
Applications for the Capacity Building stream are open all year round at https://vsba.smartygrants.com.au/
Submit your application by 15 May 2020 for an announcement in early August 2020. Submit your application by 31 July 2020 for an announcement in November 2020.
The VSBA Early Childhood Grants Team assess and administer Building Blocks Grants. For more information, please see the guidelines and forms below or contact the team 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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