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Vic Gov commits to 13 kinder projects in first Building Blocks grant round

by Freya Lucas

September 02, 2020

The Victorian Government has committed to 13 projects which will repair, expand and build new kinders to ensure every child can access Three-Year-Old kinder as the ground-breaking program rolls out across the state.

 

Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino announced the projects yesterday, outlining the more than $13.8 million issued in the first round of grants under the Building Blocks program.

 

The Building Blocks program creates additional places – well as improving facilities and access to technology – for Three and Four-Year-old Kinder providers across Victoria.

 

Grants are available to local governments and not-for-profit organisations delivering a funded kindergarten program.

 

“These projects will not only ensure these kinders are ready for the roll out of Three-Year-Old Kinder – they will boost regional jobs and local businesses as we rebuild from the economic impacts of coronavirus,” Mr Merlino said.

 

The funding will deliver an integrated children’s centre, three new early learning facilities, two modular buildings, and seven kindergarten expansions across Mitchell Shire, Corangamite Shire and Wodonga City Council.

 

Applications for the Building Blocks capacity building stream are open year-round. To apply, visit schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/buildingblocks

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