What we heard
Our partners said they need additional support to maintain and upgrade facilities.
What we’re doing
We have increased the rates of our Building Blocks Improvement Grants, which fund both minor works and more significant upgrades to our partners’ facilities.
Building Blocks Improvement Grants have been increased for projects that will enhancethe condition of existing facilities (rather than increase their capacity) (See table below).
Building Blocks Inclusion grants help provide safe and more inclusive environments for children of all needs and abilities.
Finally, we’re working to make operating from a government-owned kinder attractive to sector partners.
|Early Learning Facility Upgrades
|up to $750,000 (increased from $500,000), to improve the quality of learning environments for kindergarten children
|up to $150,000 (increased from $75,000) for minor works and refurbishments
|up to $2,000 to buy IT equipment or TVs for learning or administration purposes
|Buildings and playgrounds
|up to $200,000 to make buildings and playgrounds safer, more inclusive, and more accessible to children of all abilities
|up to $10,000 for moveable inclusive education equipment