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Start Strong Capital Works - Minor Capital Fund - 2022-2023

ClosedGrant Opened: 3rd of April 2023 Closed: 14th of May 2023 Value: Up to $100,000 Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/capital-works-grants/minor-fund

The Minor Capital Fund provides grants to support the creation of additional preschool places through smaller-scale extensions or renovations and/or the recalculation of unencumbered space for centre-based community preschool and long day care services in areas of need and demand across NSW.

Minor Capital grants can be used to:

  • Extend or renovate existing centre-based community preschools or long day care centres offering a preschool program, where it will result in an increase of licenced places allocated to preschool-aged children recceiving preschool education; and/or
  • Engage a certified building practitioner to re-calculate unencumbered space where it will result in an increase of licensed places allocated to preschool-aged children receiving preschool education without capital works.

Minor Capital grants must also contribute to the following ojectives:

  • maximise the number of preschool places available for preschool-aged children to attend at least 600 hours per year or 15 hours per week of quality preschool education.
  • support ongoing management of the service in line with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • where possible, leverage funds from sources external to the department, including private finance, charitable donations and grants from other state and federal government agencies.
Last Updated: 12th of February 2023
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