Early payouts available for NSW preschools and NFPs affected by 2020 challenges
Not-for-profit (NFP) community and mobile preschools, and NFP long day care services across New South Wales who have been affected by the challenges of 2020 will benefit from early payments of the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program, the State’s Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell has said.
“Between bushfires and COVID-19 our communities have faced a number of challenges. Early learning services play a critical role in supporting children and families, and this funding is being made available to support the work of these services,” Ms Mitchell said.
The Quality Learning Environments program provides grants of up to $15,000 to eligible early childhood services to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments, with early payment of the Grant being made available to those services that have indicated an urgent need for funding.
This urgent need may include quality improvement initiatives to meet the needs of services impacted by bushfire and recent severe weather events or other emergency situations such as COVID-19.
Further grant applications not requiring early payment will be progressed in December 2020, a release from the NSW Liberal Party indicated.
Further information about the 2020 Quality Learning Environments program, can be found on the NSW Department of Education website.