Building and planning grants open year-round – apply now

Applications for Building Blocks Capacity Building and Planning Grants are open year-round and assessed in batches throughout the year.

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The Building Blocks Capacity and Planning Grants applications are open but they have already been funding exciting projects this year.

One of those projects was the Arnolds Creek Kindergarten, which received a Capacity Building – Expansion grant.

Thanks to the grant, Arnolds Creek Kindergarten was able to expand its existing building and add a new 33-place kindergarten room so it can offer more free kinder places to the growing community.

Categories of grants

The 4 types of Capacity Building grants are:

  • Integrated Children’s Centre
  • New Early Learning Facility
  • Modular Kindergarten Facility
  • Expansions.

Capacity Building grant funding amounts are scalable based on the number of approved kindergarten places that the project creates.

Planning grants can support organisations with planning and design costs, to develop the best path forward in expanding their existing buildings or building new ones.

These grants can be used to fund designing, developing the scope or calculating construction costs for kindergarten building projects that support the rollout of the Victorian Government’s Best Start, Best Life reforms, including Pre-Prep and Three-Year-Old Kindergarten across the state.

About Building Blocks

Since launching in 2019, Building Blocks has provided more than $190 million to plan, build and improve early childhood services in Victoria, supporting the sector to create additional kindergarten places across the state.

The Building Blocks grant program is an integral part of the Best Start, Best Life reforms, and is critical to delivering universal access to increased hours of Three and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten across Victoria over the next 10 years.

Find out more

For more information, and details on how to apply, refer to Capacity Building grants and Planning grants.

For further enquiries, contact the Victorian School Building Authority’s Early Childhood Grants team by email: