Kinders in Williamstown to receive upgrades through Building Blocks program
Three kindergartens in Victoria’s Williamstown will receive grants in the latest round of the Building Blocks Improvement stream. Across the state, 49 kinders will share in more than $3.5 million to upgrade or improve the amenity of their facilities as well as funding for new IT devices.
Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne announced that South Kingsville Preschool, The Range Children’s Centre and Norfolk Street Child Care Centre are amongst the 49 kinders that will share in the funding.
South Kingsville Preschool will receive $458,896 to upgrade their nature discovery play space and extend their occasional care room. The Range Children’s Centre will receive $265,000 to provide improved outdoor spaces, and Norfolk Street Child Care Centre will receive $144,100 to upgrade some key facilities.
The Building Blocks grants are available to local councils and not-for-profit organisations delivering funded kindergarten programs. In the Improvement stream, they can apply for grants of up to $300,000 to renovate and refurbish their centre or up to $50,000 for a minor improvement project, as well as up to $1,500 to upgrade IT devices.
The Building Blocks Grants program is a streamlined overarching funding scheme that supports early childhood providers with new and existing infrastructure and facilities for eligible three and four-year-old kindergarten services.
For more information and the Building Blocks program, visit schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.