The 2021 grants program is now open!
The Department of Education has launched a new Viability Grant program with funding targeted to current Before and After School Care (BASC) providers.
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 open on 10 June 2021 and will close once limited funding has been committed.
BASC services play an essential role in the livelihood and wellbeing of NSW families. 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.
If you have any further questions, please email BASCGRANTS@det.nsw.edu.au and one of our grants team will be in touch.