The Victorian Government,
through our Children's Facilities Capital Program, supports local councils
and not-for-profit service providers to invest in early childhood buildings and facilities.
This funding is responding
to growing demand for kindergarten places, raising the quality of early
learning environments and improving access to services for children from
vulnerable or disadvantaged families.
Major grants are available
for new early childhood services or significant upgrades. Minor grants are available for smaller
refurbishments, expansions and information technology.
Applications for the 2019-20 Children's
Facilities Capital Program Major Grants round are now closed.
The grants will support growing demand for existing kindergarten programs for four-year-olds, as well as providing the first funding to support the roll-out of kindergarten for three-year-olds.
Funding was available through three grants
Contributions up to $2 million to build key
community hubs that offer a convenient and accessible ‘one-stop shop’ that
provides early years education and family services, including maternal and
child health services, playgroups and parenting support.
New Early Learning
Contributions up to $1 million to build new early
learning facilities to offer more kindergarten places for three or
four-year-olds and support services to their families.
Facility Upgrade Grant
Contributions up to $500,000 for significant
upgrades to existing facilities to increase the number of kindergarten places
or improve learning spaces.
2018 -19 Round
The program funded 57 new projects in
metropolitan and regional Victoria.
New Early Learning
Early Learning Facilities Upgrade
The program funded 28 new projects in metropolitan and regional Victoria:
Church Street Children's Centre
Bunbunarik Heathcote Children's Hub
Warragul Community Kindergarten
The program funded 25 new projects in metropolitan and
EACH Integrated Children’s Centre
Lakeside Children's Centre
Family and Community Centre
Integrated Children’s Centre
New Early Learning Facility
Yarraman Oaks New Early Learning
Road Children's Centre
and Eliza Hall Institute
East Preston Islamic College Early
Early Learning Centre
East Early Years Centre
Early Years Education Hub
Early Learning Facility
Early Learning Swan Hill – Beveridge Street
Children’s Centre – View Street Croydon
Menachem Early Learning Centre
House Integrated Children's Centre
The program funded 17 new projects in metropolitan and
Integrated Community Centre
Kalkee Road Integrated Children's Hub
Lady Huntingfield Children’s Centre
Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre and Integrated Family
Alexandra & District Kindergarten
Assisi Kindergarten Strathfieldsaye
Bass Valley Children's Centre
Butterfield House Kindergarten
St Anthony's Early Learning Centre
Woodlands Early Learning Centre
Early Learning Facility Upgrade
Colac East Kindergarten
Cooraminta North Kindergarten
Mallee Minors Childcare Centre Ouyen
Mooroopna Kindergarten Early Learning Centre
Mt Piper Kindergarten
Yea and District Children’s Centre
33 St Andrews Place
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