Children’s Week Grants now available for Victorian services

Children’s Week Grants now available for Victorian services

by Freya Lucas

June 09, 2020

Children’s Week, a national celebration recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children, will run from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020, with Grants now available for Victorian early childhood education and care (ECEC) services who wish to take part in the celebrations. 

 

The 2020 Children’s Week theme highlights Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and champions the right of all children to choose their own friends and safely connect with others. 

 

During Children’s Week, local councils, not-for-profit organisations, schools and early childhood services typically organise open days, displays, special events, virtual spaces and online-based activities to celebrate childhood and showcase children’s achievements.

 

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for organisations to host free activities which may include:

 

  • art exhibitions
  • outdoor or messy play activities
  • dance workshops
  • musical performances
  • picnics
  • sporting activities
  • online activities for children. 

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 Children’s Week celebrations have been expanded to include online and virtual events for children. Given that the situation continues to evolve, all in-person events will be subject to the health advice and guidelines in place at the time.

 

Applications for the grants are made online, and close Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 5pm. The grant guidelines are available here. A calendar of activities will be available in September 2020.

 

For more information, visit the Children’s Week website, or email [email protected]

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