EOI now open to boost not-for-profit ECEC in regional WA
Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now open to assist small community-managed, not-for-profit early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in regional areas of Western Australia.
The $4.1 million fund will be allocated to support the viability of regional ECEC services by working with regional providers to deliver:
- advice, support and resources to services; or,
- a model that creates a backbone organisation that smaller centres can roll into, which assumes responsibility for financial management, governance, compliance and reporting, allowing centres to focus on caring for children.
Grants of up to $1 million will be provided to implement projects that target individual regions, multiple regions, parts of regions or even state-wide.
For providers needing support in developing initiatives and models before implementation, Business Case Development Grants of up to $50,000 will also be available.
“I understand the challenges many ECEC services in regional WA face and the critical role the sector plays in supporting children and their families during the early years of a child’s life,” said WA’s Early Childhood Education Minister Sabine Winton.
“This EOI process is about enabling local people who understand their regional area best to put forward innovative local solutions that will ensure the viability of ECEC services in their community.”
The EOI is open until 2.30pm, Friday, 3 November 2023.
For further information and to apply, visit www.tenders.wa.gov.au