Building Blocks Grants - Capacity Building

This grants stream provides funding for projects that create additional kindergarten places for 3 and 4-year-olds by building new, or expanding existing, infrastructure.

Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups, government

In 2023, we increased grant values significantly.

You can apply now. We accept applications year-round and evaluate them in batched rounds throughout the year.

Categories of grants

  • Integrated Children's Centre: These grants provide funding for new community hubs, bringing together a range of professional services to deliver education, care, health and support to children and their families.
  • New Early Learning Facility: These grants provide funding for new kindergartens that will offer high-quality early learning for 3 and 4-year-olds.
  • Modular Kindergarten Buildings: These grants cover the full cost of high-quality modular buildings. They can be available quickly to meet urgent demand for kindergarten places. They are relocatable, and their quick delivery reduces safety risks, construction time and costs.
  • Expansion: These grants provide funding for projects to increase the licenced capacity of kindergartens offering programs for 3 and 4-year-old children.

Featured projects

Take a look at some of our completed Building Blocks Capacity Building projects:

Extra support to build capacity

As well as funding grants, we're helping create extra kindergarten places through our commitment to building kindergartens on, and next door to, school sites.

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