$10 million on offer for Community Preschools

30 Jun 2020 education

Central Coast preschools can apply now for a share of $10 million from the NSW Government’s Start Strong Capital Works Grants program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding is targeted at creating new places in preschools for children on waiting lists.


“This funding will ensure even more children can have access to 600 hours of quality early childhood education in the year before school,” Mr Crouch said.


“Equipping children with the social, cognitive and emotional skills before they transition to school is incredibly important to their overall development as well as their school performance.


“That’s why the NSW Government is providing $10 million this year alone through the Start Strong Capital Works Grants program, and I would encourage community preschools on the Central Coast to consider applying for a share of the funding.”


Funding is available for:

  • construction of a new centre-based community preschool facility,
  • extending an existing centre-based community preschool facility,
  • renovating existing or new premises for a centre-based preschool,
  • purchase of replacement vehicles for existing mobile preschools, and
  • responding to crisis situations.


Applications can be submitted online until 23 August 2020.


For more information, go to: https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/capital-works-grants.