Minor Capital Fund

The Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program improves access to preschool by creating additional community preschool places in areas of need and demand across the state.

The Minor Capital Works Fund supports smaller-scale extensions or renovations and the recalculation of unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places. The maximum grant amount is $100,000 (ex GST).

Minor Capital Works grants can be used to:

  • Extend or renovate existing centre-based community preschools where it will result in an increase in community preschool places.
  • Engage a certified building practitioner to re-calculate unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places (Services in areas of need and demand that are aware they already have sufficient unencumbered space to increase their capacity without capital works are encouraged to consider this option).

Before engaging a licensed building practitioner to produce plans and calculations to support your application, please ensure they have the appropriate accreditation or registration with their relevant body. Further information on engaging a licensed building practitioner can be found on the Useful Information page.

Applications for the Minor Capital Fund are now closed for 2021/2022.

NOTE: The Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program 'Minor Capital Fund', is different to the Disability and Inclusion Program 'Minor Capital Works (MCW) Funding'. These are two separate and distinct funding initiatives operated by the Department.

Who is eligible

To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be registered or incorporated in NSW;
  • be a not for profit organisation or association, or a local government entity; and
  • operate an existing community preschool service as an Approved Provider with a valid Service Approval.

For-profit organisations cannot apply for a Minor Capital Works grant.

Comprehensive information regarding eligibility and application requirements can be found in the Fund Guidelines.

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