Early Childhood Infrastructure Grants Available For Narre Warren South Kinders

The Andrews Government is helping Narre Warren South kinders upgrade their facilities to create more kindergarten places ahead of the roll-out of funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas welcomed applications under the Building Blocks program, with grants available for projects that create additional kindergarten places for three and four-year-olds by building new or expanding existing infrastructure.

Funding for the Capacity Building stream closes soon on 31 July 2020.

The program is part of a $1.18 billion package for education infrastructure projects, which will build projects across Victoria, create jobs and kickstart Victoria’s economy.

City of Casey and not-for-profit organisations delivering funded kindergarten programs are encouraged to apply for a grant as part of the program.

Councils and non-profit organisations can apply for up to $1.5 million for a New Early Learning Facility, up to $600,000 for an upgrade or expansion, up to $1.5 million for a modular kindergarten facility, or up to $2 million for a new Integrated Children’s Centre.

Launched in March, Building Blocks streamlines all pre-exisiting kindergarten infrastructure grants into one overarching program and provides increased state funding contributions for early childhood projects.

This new funding will help early childhood providers undertake projects to improve their services, and assist them in increasing the capacity of services to help deliver extra places as we roll out our Three-Year-Old Kinder reforms.

This builds on the $156.6 million over five years made available in the Victorian Budget 19/20 to support the early childhood sector deliver the Victorian Government’s Three-Year-Old Kinder reform.