Funding is available to build, expand and improve early years infrastructure across Victoria. The aim is to ensure local families can continue to access great local kindergartens.
Children's facilities capital program
This program contributes to high quality early years programs by:
- increasing infrastructure capacity for kindergarten programs for children in the year before school
- promoting integrated service delivery where families can access early childhood education and care, health and development and family services at one place
- 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.
Apply for a grant
A separate application form is available for each grant type.
In 2018-19 there are three major grant categories:
Minor and information technology grants
The 2018-19 minor grants round has now closed.
Opening and closing dates
This year’s minor and major grants have staggered opening and closing dates. This will allow the us to assess minor grant applications prior to the assessment of major grants. This will ensure that successful recipients of minor grants will receive approval and funding sooner.
Applicants should take note of eligible organisations for each grant type.
The grants have a competitive process and eligibility to apply for a grant does not guarantee the success of an application. Balancing of funding across Victoria will be a consideration in the allocation of capital grants.
Guidelines and forms
2018–19 major grants
2018–19 minor grants
About the funding
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 is delivering a record $123.6 million to build, expand and improve early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access great local kindergartens, including $10 million targeting growth areas.
For all general enquiries regarding the Children's Facilities Capital Program Grants:
Phone: 03 9651 3399
Details of funded projects can be found on the
Victorian School Building Authority website.