Grants

The 2022/23 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) and Vacation Care providers.

Outside school hours care (OSHC) 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 grants below which are available 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.

Transport Grant

The Transport Grant funds transport solutions to improve 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 $160,000 (GST inclusive) to fund transport-related expenses, pending eligibility as detailed in these guidelines.

This is a competitive grant program, which will run across two rounds in 2022-2023. Grant eligibility criteria and further details are available here

The first round of applications is now open and will close on 30 September 2022. Applications will be assessed after the grant round has closed.

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

Vacation Care Grant

The Vacation Care Grant Program is designed to encourage and support the development of new and innovative projects that will contribute to the viability of an approved Vacation Care service, with priority given to those projects that target access for children from vulnerable cohorts.

Applicants may seek up to $50,000 (GST inclusive) for new and innovative projects to support the viability of an approved Vacation Care service, pending eligibility as detailed in the guidelines. This is a competitive grant program, which will run across a single round in 2022 for projects that take place during 2023.

The Vacation Care Grant is now open and will close on 30 September 2022

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

Grants information session

On 16 September 2022, the BASC Program Team hosted an information session for providers who are interested in improving their grant applications.

A recording of the session is available 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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