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.

Viability Grant

The Viability Grant offers short-term financial relief to existing services that are experiencing financial stress and have a demonstrable risk of closing in the short-term. The grant includes up to $30,000 per service to fund recurrent expenses. Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis, however funds are limited, and grant approval will depend upon sufficient funds being available.

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. Applications opened on 10 June 2021 and will close once limited funding has been committed.

  • 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.

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 will open on 27 September 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 will open on 25 October 2021.

  • 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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