MORE GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE PLACES
Written on the 11 February 2016 by Kevin ConollyMember for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP announced today that schools and councils in the Riverstone electorate are encouraged to apply for NSW Government funding to increase the size of existing Out of School Hours Care services or create new services for primary school students.
Kevin Conolly said the NSW Government understands working parents need flexibility and accessibility to differing childcare services which is why the Out of School Hours Care grant program has been expanded.
"From today, applications will be accepted from schools for new services, schools wanting to expand existing Out of School Hours Care services and local councils in partnership with schools" said Kevin Conolly.
Grants of up to $30,000 are available to help with the cost of establishing or extending existing OSHC services. The grants can be used for fit-outs, tendering or equipment costs by schools with new or existing OSHC services.
"This will open up more places for our kids and enable our local school communities to better meet this growing demand. Today I have written to principals of schools in my electorate who have primary school aged students encouraging them to apply for this grant."
Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams said the NSW Government recognises that families need early childhood education care options.
"We are delivering on a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government election commitment to increase the number of before and after school care places available for parents" said Minister Leslie Williams.
"I encourage parents who need before and after school places to get in touch with their schools" said Kevin Conolly.
For criteria and applications visit: https://beforeandafterschoolcare.smartygrants.com.au/
Author: Kevin Conolly
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