Wyndham Kinder upgrade applications announced by local member Tim Pallas

Wyndham Kinder upgrade applications announced by local member Tim Pallas

by Freya Lucas

May 12, 2021

A number of kindergartens in the Wyndham area will receive upgrades to facilities and greater access to technology as part of the popular Victorian Government Building Blocks program.

 

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encouraged local councils and not-for-profit organisations delivering funded kindergarten programs to apply for under the program through the Improvement Stream, with grants available to upgrade or improve early learning facilities, and fund new IT devices.

 

Grants of up to $300,000 are available towards an early learning facility upgrade project, providing services with funding to help them renovate and refurbish their centres.

 

Organisations can apply for up to $50,000 for a minor improvement project for smaller scale works that will improve the quality of kindergarten services for their children and families.

 

Grants of up to $1,500 are also available for IT devices such as laptops, tablets and televisions to support the delivery of kindergarten programs or administrative use.

 

Launched in 2020, the Building Blocks program streamlines all pre-exisiting kindergarten infrastructure grants into one overarching program and provides increased state funding contributions for early childhood projects.

 

The funding supports early childhood providers to undertake projects to improve the amenity of their services, and projects to increase the capacity of their service.

 

“I encourage local councils and early childhood services across Wyndham to take advantage of these grants to help improve our kindergartens and set them up for the future,” Mr Pallas said.

 

To access more information about Building Blocks, see here

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