Retaining, maintaining and improving existing infrastructure

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.

Improvement Grants
Early Learning Facility Upgradesup to $750,000 (increased from $500,000), to improve the quality of learning environments for kindergarten children
Minor Improvementup to $150,000 (increased from $75,000) for minor works and refurbishments
Information Technologyup to $2,000 to buy IT equipment or TVs for learning or administration purposes
Inclusion Grants
Buildings and playgroundsup to $200,000 to make buildings and playgrounds safer, more inclusive, and more accessible to children of all abilities
Equipmentup to $10,000 for moveable inclusive education equipment