Tech upgrades for Victorian kinder

Wednesday, 05 May, 2021

Tech upgrades for Victorian kinder

The Victorian Government is helping kindergartens upgrade and improve facilities, and to get access to the latest technology.

Applications have opened for this year’s round of the Building Blocks Improvement Stream, with grants available to upgrade or improve early learning facilities and to fund new IT devices. 

Local councils and not-for-profit organisations delivering funded kindergarten programs are encouraged to apply for a grant as part of the Building Blocks program.

Grants of up to $300,000 are available towards an early learning facility upgrade project, providing services with funding to help them renovate and refurbish their centres.

Organisations can apply for up to $50,000 for a minor improvement project for smaller scale works that will improve the quality of kindergarten services for their children and families.

Grants of up to $1500 are also available for IT devices such as laptops, tablets and televisions to support the delivery of kindergarten programs or administrative use.

Launched last year, Building Blocks streamlines all pre-existing kindergarten infrastructure grants into one overarching program and provides increased state funding contributions for early childhood projects.

The funding supports early childhood providers to undertake projects to improve the amenity, and increase the capacity, of their services.

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