Camel races, sandpits, paint – just some of the ECEC Grant wins announced yesterday
A variety of Queensland early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will share in $14.6 million in grants funding from the Queensland Government, via the 104th round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).
Wandoan And District Kindergarten, a Creche And Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) service, was successful in their application for $7,450 which will be put towards camel races, while children at Biloela Community Pre-School And Kindergarten, another C&K service, will receive a $ 35,000.00 upgrade to their sandpit area.
YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services in the state are also beneficiaries, with The Gap OSHC to install security windows at a cost of $12,735, while the Park Ridge OSHC will construct a $35,000 outdoor community kitchen garden.
Cairns & District Child Care Development Association, who operate Family Day Care Cairns will purchase play and educational resources with their $31,841.31 grant, while Townsville Public Sector Child Care Centre will undertake a $15,881.19 facility upgrade.
Queensland’s Attorney-General Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the popular program was “a lifeline” for 586 community and sporting groups, local councils and other organisations throughout Queensland.
Flexibility around acquittal will be given to recipients, recognising that challenges may arise as a result of COVID-19, with some organisations having to delay or extend the timeline for their events, purchases or projects as a result.
The GCBF grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit organisations. Over the past 25 years, GCBF has distributed more than $947 million to community groups helping Queenslanders.
The grants are merit based and funding is allocated by an independent panel. Applications for round 106 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund are now open and will close at 11.59pm on 31 August 2020.
A full list of ECEC relevant recipients, excluding those mentioned above, has been provided below.
To review a list of all recipients, both inside and outside the ECEC sector, or to apply for a GCBF grant under round 106 visit the Justice Department website, here.
Round 104 recipients
Broadbeach Waters Kindergarten And Preschool Association; Upgrade Facility And Purchase Outdoor Umbrella $13,468.00
Clermont Kindergarten Day Care Centre Association Incorporated; Install Flooring $35,000.00
Edmonton Community Kindergarten Association Inc.; Replace Flooring And Hire Shipping Container $26,070.00
Eileen Fisher Memorial Community Kindergarten Association Inc; Upgrade Play Area Of Facility $33,000.00
Gaythorne Community Kindergarten Inc.; Upgrade Outdoor Play Area $35,000.00
Injune Kindergarten Association Inc.; Install Insulated Vinyl Cladding $30,841.00
Jabiru Community Youth And Children’s Services Assoc (inc); Upgrade Facility $35,000.00
Mt Gravatt Community Kindergarten Inc;. Paint Interior And Exterior Of Facility $9,310.00
Playgroup Queensland Ltd Emu Park Playgroup; Purchase Development Resources $1,900.00
Queensland Children’s Activities Network Qcan Limited; Purchase It Equipment And Construct Storage $22,673.75
Rockhampton South Kindergarten Association Inc;. Paint Building $15,000.00
Raceview Congregational Kindergarten Inc.; Upgrade Car Park $15,850.00
C&K Capella Early Childhood Centre; Build Community Meeting Room $35,000.00
The Pioneer Community Pre-School And Kindergarten Association Inc; Upgrade Outdoor Play Area $17,500.00