Warrawong learning grants for early learning and child care
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Warrawong Professional Learning Grants are now open to boost ECEC learning

by Freya Lucas

March 24, 2023
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Warrawong Professional Learning Grants are now open, offering not-for-profit early childhood services or organisations in Victoria to enable their staff to undertake training or professional development in the field of early childhood, or to fund projects or initiatives relating to the training and professional development of those working in the early childhood sector. 


Priority will be given to those who are disadvantaged from participation in professional development due to geographical location, or due to physical, personal, economic or social circumstances. 


In the 2020/21 funding round, a total of $225,118.00 was issued to a number of early childhood organisations including Uniting Wimmera Regional Family Day Care, Dawson Street Childcare Cooperative, North East Regional Pre School Association, Playgroup Victoria and Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre.


Recognising the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic, and attempts to combat it, have had a profound impact on people gathering in numbers to pursue professional development activities, applications that pose solutions to the challenges of in person professional development are welcome. 


“In normal circumstances, successful applicants would have until June 2024 to spend their funds. Given the potential disruption caused by variants of the virus we are willing to extend that deadline if that is necessary,” organisers said. 


Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies, who offer the Warrawong grants, have also invited applications for the Forest Hill grant stream, which focuses on projects for the well-being, education and care of children from birth to eight years of age. 


Funds will be distributed to benefit children Australia wide, which includes contributing to:


  • hands on projects directed at the education, care and welfare of young children; and,
  • the development of a body of informed and up to date knowledge on early childhood development, i.e. research into early childhood development.

Grants are available across Australia for: 


  • projects involving children from birth to eight years
  • innovative projects that contribute to their education, care and well-being
  • provision of equipment and resources
  • development and publication of innovative resources and educational materials
  • research in early childhood development
  • priority will be given to projects that support children and families in necessitous circumstances (i.e. social disadvantage, disability, geographic isolation).


To read more details about the grants, for guidelines, and to apply, please follow this link

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