Grants and awards Community facilities Youth Education | March 20, 2018
Kinder upgrades and equipment grants
Councils, not-for-profit service providers and schools can apply for grants to upgrade their kindergarten buildings and playgrounds and buy equipment to provide a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities and additional needs under the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program.
Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP said applications for building and playground upgrade projects ranging from $15,000 to $200,000 close on April 30.
Applications for the purchase of new equipment between $2,000 and $10,000 close on March 26.
No co-contribution is required for either category.
“I am a big supporter of creating early childhood learning environments that cater to children with a disability and additional needs,” Ms Kealy said.
“It is proven that innovative activity spaces contribute enormously to a child’s confidence and creativity and to the development of their physical, cognitive and emotional strengths.
“I encourage staff at eligible kindergartens to review how their current facilities could be improved to provide better indoor and outdoor inclusive learning spaces and to view the funding guidelines available at www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Inclusive-Kindergartens-Facilities-Program.aspx.
“These grants can help support kindergartens provide our local children with the very best integrated education and care services, in their vital years before school,” she said.
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