Kindergarten operators and councils across East Gippsland are being encouraged to apply for major grant funding under the Children’s Facilities Capital Program.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the program, open until September 15, offered funding to build and refurbish centres across three categories:
• Integrated Children’s Centre Grants (up to $1.6 million);
• New Early Learning Facilities Grants (up to $650,000); and
• Early Learning Facilities Upgrade Grants (up to $350,000).
"The quality of a child’s earliest environments and the availability of appropriate facilities at the right stages of development are crucial in determining the way each child develops,” Mr Bull said.
“We also know that we need great early learning facilities to help attract and retain young families to our region and better manage population growth in Victoria.
“This program is a great opportunity to fund projects that will improve facilities and opportunities for children and families in our rural settings,” Mr Bull said.
For further information, visit www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/providers/funding.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017