Grants

The 2021 grants program is now open!

The Department of Education has launched new grant programs with funding targeted to current Before and After School Care (BASC) providers.

BASC services play an essential role in the livelihood and wellbeing of NSW families. Three grants have been designed to ensure providers are well supported in delivering affordable, flexible and quality care, to address demand and provide access to before and after school care for every NSW primary school child who needs it.

Check out the available grants below to support new and existing services.

If you have any further questions about one of the grants below, please email BASCGRANTS@det.nsw.edu.au and one of our grants team will be in touch.

Vacation Care Grant

The Vacation Care Grant Program encourages and supports the development of new and innovative projects that will contribute to the sustainability of an approved Vacation Care service, with priority given to projects that target improved access for children from vulnerable cohorts.

Applicants may seek up to $30,000 (GST inclusive) to support project expenses, pending eligibility as detailed in the grant guidelines. This is a competitive grant program, which will be run across a single round in 2021 for projects that take place during 2022.

To apply for this grant program, please complete and submit the relevant application form online via SmartyGrants.

The Vacation Care Grant Program is now open and will close on 17 December 2021.

  • For grant eligibility criteria, please click here
  • Complete your application here

Establishment Grant

The Establishment Grant encourages and supports the establishment of new services to increase the number of approved before and after school places for NSW primary school children.

Applicants may seek up to $40,000 (GST inclusive) to support establishment and operating expenses, pending eligibility as detailed in the guidelines. This is a competitive grant program, which will run throughout financial year 2021-2022.

Grant eligibility criteria and further details are available here.

To apply for this grant program, please complete and submit the relevant application form online via SmartyGrants.

The second round of applications is now open and will close at 5pm on 17 December 2021.

  • For grant eligibility criteria, please click here
  • Complete your application here

Transport Grant

The Transport Grant funds transport solutions to increase access to Before and After School Care services. Access for students in small, regional, and rural schools is a particular priority with this grant.

Applicants may seek up to $85,000 (GST inclusive) to fund transport-related expenses, pending eligibility as detailed in these guidelines. This is a competitive grant program, which will run throughout financial year 2021-2022.

Grant eligibility criteria and further details are available here.

To apply for this grant program, please complete and submit the relevant application form online via SmartyGrants.

The second round of applications is now open, and will close on 28 January 2022.

  • For grant eligibility criteria, please click here
  • Complete your application here

If you have any further questions, please email BASCGRANTS@det.nsw.edu.au and one of our grants team will be in touch.

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