Victoria announces early childhood services funding
The Victorian Government has announced a $36 million spending package for the state's early childhood services sector. The announcement follows $40 million in capital works to be shared between 100 kindergartens.
State Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell said the new $36 million capital grants round would help children's services to build new early learning facilities, upgrade existing facilities and develop integrated children's services hubs.
"We have made a record $80 million investment in the Children's Capital Program, and this is the latest funding fro
m that commitment to be open for application," Ms Lovell said.
The $80 million Children's Facilities Capital Program is a combination of state funds and funds prioritised from the National Partnership on Early Childhood Education.
This latest grants round includes three grant types available to eligible organisations: an Integrated Children's Centre grant of up to $1.5 million, a New Early Learning Facility grant of up to $600,000 and an Early Learning Facility Upgrade grant of up to $300,000.