Grants Watch

Best endeavours have been used to curate the following grants that may be relevant and appropriate to early childhood education and care services. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GRANTS BELOW ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICES. GRANTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO ONLY SOME AND NOT OTHERS WILL NOT BE LISTED BELOW.

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW accepts no responsibility for these published grants as those are the responsibilities of the grants' providers. Also, ACA NSW will not be able to offer any advice on how to submit nor what content should be included or not included in your grant applications. 


Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program  - Crisis Fund | Unspecified   |  Close: 30 June 2023

Supports the maintenance and creation of community preschool places where there is an urgent need for capital works. The Crisis Fund supports capital works in at least one of the following circumstances:
- An existing service is facing closure or relocation due to exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, such as, compulsory acquisition of premises
- An existing service is impacted by a natural disaster or state of emergency and is required to undertake urgent structural remediation work
- An eligible organisation wants to operate a centre-based community preschool in a remote or very remote area (as per the ARIA index) where access to preschool education is limited or non-existent. READ MORE

SafeWork Small Business Rebate| $1000| ongoing

Helps NSW small business owners, charities and not-for-profits purchase safety items that improve work health and safety. READ MORE

NSW Government's Relocation Assistance for Skilled Workers Grants  |  Up to $10,000 per worker  |  Close: Ongoing

Relocation grants of up to $10,000 per worker are available to help attract skilled employees to regional NSW businesses operating in eligible industries. These will help businesses meet the costs of relocating employees, such as for furniture removal and temporary accommodation for up to three months. READ MORE

Variety: NSW/ACT Grants  |  Not set amount  |  Close: Ongoing

All children should be able to follow their dreams and be the best they can be. No matter what life throws at them. No matter what their ability. Each year, thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, get support from Variety – the Children’s Charity when they need it most. READ MORE

Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant Opportunity| Variable| Close: Ongoing 

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) special circumstances grant helps services stay open when something unexpected happens. Services can apply when a local emergency or natural disaster threatens their ability to stay open.
Note: COVID – 19 related applications for events that occurred prior to 31 January 2021 are not eligible under this grant opportunity. READ MORE


Community Child Care Fund - Establishing Child Care in Limited Supply Areas| Unspecified|  Close: 8 June 2023

Invites applications from Child Care Subsidy approved providers to set up new centre based day care and family day care services in communities experiencing disadvantage in regional or remote areas, where there is a gap in the supply of approved services. READ MORE

The Grants Hub Make It Happen Small Grants | $1000|  Close: 13 June 2023

Provides no strings attached funding to make a real difference to your organisation, wherever you are in Australia. READ MORE

Start Strong Capital Works Program - Minor Capital Fund | Up to $100,000  | Close: 14 May 2023

Supports the creation of additional preschool places through smaller-scale extensions or renovations and/or the recalculation of unencumbered space for centre-based community preschool and long day care services in areas of need and demand across NSW. READ MORE

Before & After School Care - innovation Grant | Up to $60,000  | Close: 2 December 2022

This grant program supports the researching, testing, piloting and/or implementing a new idea or approach. The initiatives must: - Be relevant to the broader BASC sector; Be a new or significantly customised approach; Build capacity that extends past the life of the project and Support the sharing of the project’s details and outcomes to the OSHC sector. READ MORE

Children & Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative - Large Grants program for regional NSW|  $10,000 - $50,000 |  Close: 31 December 2022

This funding creates programs, events and resources to help children and youth living in storm and flood impacted regions to recover, build resilience, improve wellbeing and strengthen community connections..READ MORE

Children & Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative |  Up to $50,000   |  Close: 31 December 2022

This funding creates programs, events and resources to help children and youth living in storm and flood impacted regions to recover, build resilience, improve wellbeing and strengthen community connections.. READ MORE

Quality & Participation Grants Program |  Up to $100,000  |  Close: 12 December 2022

The Quality and Participation Grants Program supports eligible early childhood education services to: increase participation and access for children experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage, by delivering targeted initiatives and support for Aboriginal children and children from low income families (Category 1); improve quality learning environments to positively impact experiences and outcomes for preschool aged children (Category 2); support implementation initiatives to meet the requirements under the Preschool Reform Agreement and Early Years Commitment (Category 3).  READ MORE

Federal Government: JobActive Restart  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: Ongoing

Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over. READ MORE

NSW Government: Small Business COVID-19 Support Grants  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: N/A

This grant supports the ongoing operations of small businesses highly impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic following the NSW Public Health Order of 31 March 2020. Funds may only be used for unavoidable business expenses that are not supported by other government funding. These expenses include, but are not limited to utilities, council rates, telecommunication charges, insurance payments, professional advice, wages for an employee not eligible for JobKeeper payments, franchise fees, and paying creditors, if your business is closing. READ MORE

NSW Department of Education: Before and After School Care Equipment and Facilities Grant Program  |  Up to $30,000  |  Closes: 31 January 2021

The Equipment and Facilities Grant Program supports schools and services to fund equipment and facilities that enable new services to establish and existing services to expand. Applicants may seek up to $30,000 (GST exclusive) for their project and applications will be assessed based on the level of demand for the increase in places and how well the proposed project will address the issue. READ MORE

NSW Government: Southern Border Small Business Support Grants  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: 18 October 2020

If your small business or not-for-profit has been impacted by the closure of the NSW and Victorian border, and it is located within one of thirteen (13) specified Local Government Areas (LGAs), you may be eligible for a southern border mall business support grant of $5000 or $10,000. This grant is designed to provide immediate, short-term cashflow assistance to small businesses, and to help small businesses adapt to the southern border movement restrictions. READ MORE

Active Sports Foundation: Active Kids Grants  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: 30 September 2020

The Active Kids Grants have been established with the aim of providing every child with the active childhood they deserve, by supplying them with the equipment they need to participate in sporting activities. The grants will be focusing on volunteer-run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20, with priority given to clubs in disadvantaged and/or rural communities. READ MORE

Foundation for Children Grants  |  Not set amount  |  Close: 30 September 2020

The Foundation funds research programs and other projects designed specifically for the prevention, treatment or alleviation of sickness, suffering, distress, illnesses and disease in children including the promotion of wellness and good health of children of Australia. READ MORE

Multicultural NSW: COMPACT! Partnerships  |  $100,000-$200,000  |  Close: 12 August 2020

Multicultural NSW is inviting proposals for new 12-month Community Partnership Action (COMPACT) projects valued from $100,000 to $200,000. COMPACT aims to inspire and empower young people to stand up and stand united against extremist hate, fear and division as champions for community harmony. COMPACT engaged an estimated 40,000 young people in its first three years.  READ MORE

SafeWork NSW: Recovery Boost  |  Up to $50,000  |  Close: 6 August 2020

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is funding a program called Recovery Boost. It aims to inspire innovative solutions to gather evidence on what works to improve mental health recovery at work. SIRA is offering grants of up to $50,000 to individuals and organisations with great ideas to create positive change.  READ MORE

Sun Super: Business Grants  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: 31 July 2020

Apply to the Better Business round for the chance to receive up to $10,000 and help fund a project or innovative solution that tackles a social issue in your local community. READ MORE

Australia Post: 2020 Community Grants Program  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: 17 July 2020

Being part of a community and feeling a sense of belonging is more important than ever before. At Australia Post, we understand that when people in communities connect, they feel better. We also know that this often results in improved mental health outcomes and we want to support the organisations that are helping make this happen. The 2020 Australia Post Community Grants Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to local organisations aiming to connect individuals and communities through projects that increase the opportunity for individuals to experience meaningful connections that enhance mental wellbeing, support mental health awareness and early intervention to help people understand more about how to stay mentally well, and help people access mental health support at a local level. READ MORE

eSafety Commissioner (C'th): The Online Safety Grants Program  |  $80,000 - $1m  |  Close: 21 May 2020

Available to non-government organisations (NGOs) that can deliver online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them. A total of $9 million will be allocated starting in mid-2020. READ MORE

Australian Government's Office of Road Safety (C'th): Road Safety Innovation Fund  |  Up to $200,000  |  Closes: 18 May 2020

Applications for the Road Safety Innovation Fund are now open, providing $12 million over four years from 2019–20 to support road safety research and the development of new road safety technologies. The fund will target innovative projects addressing priority areas which include improving road safety in regional and remote areas, reducing driver distraction and drug driving, improving safety for vulnerable road users and supporting road safety research and initiatives specific to the Australian context. READ MORE

Be Connected (C'th): Community Engagement Grants  |  Up to $1,500  |  Close: 1 May 2020

Community Engagement grants are one-off $1,500 grants awarded to Be Connected Network Partners who have received an Activation, Building Digital Skills or Capacity Building grant. Successful applicants will host an event or activity that helps to promote their local Be Connected program. READ MORE

City of Sydney Council: Small Business Grants  |  Up to $10,000  |  Close: 27 April 2020

To help small businesses keep afloat through and after the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve released $2 million worth of extra funding. READ MORE 

City of Sydney Council: Community Services Grants  |  Up to $50,000  |  Close: 27 April 2020

To help organisations through the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re releasing an extra $1.5 million in community services grants. These grants are to help provide food, digital assistance and social connection to vulnerable people. READ MORE