The Victorian Government has recently opened a new grant round for early childhood infrastructure, Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, said today.
This grant round is valued at $36 million and brings the total funding allocation for the Children’s Capital Program under this Government to over $80 million from both State and National Partnership funding streams.
The available grant types include:
· Integrated Children’s Centre grant of up to $1.5 million (capped at 40% of the development cost) for new integrated children centres,
· New Early Learning Facility grant of up to $600,000 (capped at 75% of the development cost) for new stand-alone children’s centres; and
· Learning Facility Upgrade grant of up to $300,000 to existing services.
In promoting the grant round, Mr Crisp called on all pre-school providers and Committees of Management to investigate the funding streams.
Information on the grant round can be found at: www.education.vic.gov.au/ecsmanagement/capitalprogram/default.htm