Local Issues Early Childhood Education

Funding Available to Upgrade Kinders and Childcare Centres

Friday 14th July 2017

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local councils and kindergarten operators across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for major grant funding under The 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program.

Mr Walsh said the program is offering funding to build and refurbish centres across three categories. 

  • Integrated Children’s Centre Grants
  • New Early Learning Facilities Grants
  • Early Learning Facilities Upgrade Grants

"The quality of a child’s earliest environments and the availability of appropriate facilities at the right stages of development are crucial in determining the way each child develops,” Mr Walsh said.

“This program is a great opportunity to fund projects that will improve facilities and opportunities for children and families in our rural settings.

“Our young people are our investment in the future and I hope to see operators in the Murray Plains electorate make the most of these grants.

For further information regarding the Children’s Facilities Capital Program


Grants:Email: childrens.capital.program@edumail.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 9651 3399


Applications close on 15 September, 2017. 



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