Out of School Hours Care Grants
Out of 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 approved OSHC providers.
We are here to help you through the grant application process. Before applying, contact the Grants team at BASCGrants@det.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions and we will be in touch.
The Innovation Grant Program seeks to encourage the development of creative and innovative approaches that meet at least one of the following objectives:
- To support new projects that develop innovative practice to achieve significant improvements to the provision of before and after school care to NSW primary school students.
- To support new projects that encourage excellence in the delivery of before and after school care to NSW primary school students.
- A full list of successful grant applications for Round 1 can be found here.
- Round 2 has now closed and is current being assessed.
P&C Transition Grant Program
Providers may apply for up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to reimburse legal costs directly associated with the transition process, pending eligibility as detailed in the grant guidelines. You can find more information on the P&C Transition Process here
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.
The second round of this grant has now closed and is under assessment.
The Development Grant Program aims to encourage and support projects, initiatives and programs that are designed to increase the viability of an approved service. This sustainability may be achieved through such things as increased utilisation and enrolments, more accessible and attractive programming, administrative efficiencies, staff training, marketing and more.
The second round of the Development Grant has now closed and is under assessment.
Grants information session
Previous information sessions
On 12 May 2023, the OSHC Grants team hosted its second information session for providers who are interested in improving their grant applications.
A recording of the session is available here.
On 16 September 2022, the OSHC Grants team hosted an information session for providers who are interested in improving their grant applications.
If you have any further questions, please email BASCGRANTS@det.nsw.edu.au and one of our grants team will be in touch.
The NSW Department of Education early childhood education and care roadshow was held online throughout September 2022. You can view the sessions from the roadshow that were recorded here.