The Victorian Government recognises that access to high quality early years services are central to giving every Victorian child the best start in life. Families deserve a choice of flexible, accessible and affordable early childhood education and care services, including kindergarten programs delivered in a range of settings, alongside other key services such as Maternal and Child Health, early childhood intervention services, playgroups and family services.
The Victorian Government has committed $50 million over four years to support local governments and other service providers to invest in early childhood infrastructure. An additional $10 million was committed in the 2016-17 State Budget to address early years demand in high growth areas, making a total of $60 million invested in early years infrastructure over 4 years. This investment through the Children’s Facilities Capital Program will support the provision of high quality early years programs for children and their families by:
- increasing infrastructure capacity to deliver kindergarten program for children in the year before school
- promoting integrated service delivery at one location where families can access early childhood education and care, health and development and family services
- improving access to local and responsive early childhood services for children from vulnerable and/or disadvantaged families
- establishing early childhood infrastructure on or near school sites.
General application information
For general grant information and guidelines, see: Resources and Guidelines
Specific grant information can be found on each of the 2017-18 grant pages
For all general enquiries regarding the Children's Facilities Capital Program Grants:
Phone: 03 9651 3399
In the 2016-17 round, recipients shared in more than $13.5 million in funding to build new facilities, integrate service delivery and upgrade existing facilities. This funding will respond to growing demand for places, raise the quality of learning environments and improve access to services for children from vulnerable and/or disadvantaged families.