Vic Government opens up ECEC grant stream worth up to $500,000

Vic Government opens up ECEC grant stream worth up to $500,000

by Freya Lucas

April 06, 2021

The Victorian Government has outlined funding options for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services ranging from grants of up to $50,000 for minor projects or up to $500,000 for major projects in eligible services. 


Designed to support projects that enhance the condition of existing kindergartens, ensuring they are modern, safe and fit-for-purpose, the $30 million Early Childhood Refurbishment and Minor Works Program will improve the learning environments, condition or character of Victoria’s kindergartens, and comes in addition to the popular Building Blocks grant program.


The program is a short-term initiative, which aims to stimulate the local economy by funding projects that support local jobs and communities.


Funds can be used for minor upgrades or refurbishments such as playground upgrades, roof repairs, landscaping, installing accessible ramps, fencing, kitchen or staffroom upgrades. 


Applications for the second round of Early Childhood Refurbishment and Minor Works Program are now open and close on Friday 21 May 2021 at 11:59pm.


Applications can be made via the smartygrants online application system. 


For more information, please refer to the program guidelines and factsheets below or contact the VSBA Early Childhood Grants Team on [email protected]  


Guidelines and forms


For more information, please consult the Refurbishment and Minor Works guidelines and factsheets:


  1. Program Guidelines
  2. Refurbishment and Minor Works Factsheet
  3. Refurbishment and Minor Works FAQs
  4. Acknowledgement and Publicity Guidelines
  5. Land Use Proposal Form
  6. Funding Agreement Conditions
  7. Victorian Common Funding Agreement Schedule