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Early Childhood Education

2020 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program

This is a preview of the 2020 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.


The 2020 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program aims to increase preschool places in areas of need and growing demand.

This application form enables eligible services to apply under the following categories:

  • Category 1 - Build a new centre-based community preschool
  • Category 2 - Extend an existing centre-based community preschool
  • Category 3 - Renovate premises for a centre-based community preschool
  • Category 4 - Purchase a motor vehicle for a currently operating mobile preschool
  • Category 5 - Respond to a crisis situation with a capital works project

Applications open on Monday 22 June 2020 and close on Sunday 23 August 2020.

For more information about the program requirements, see the Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program Guidelines.

To assist services in the preparation of grant applications for this program, see the Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs and Application Guide.

The Application Guide provides examples of the types of information that could be included to support your application for this capital works grants program.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date for the application to be assessed.

At the discretion of the Department, publicly available information speciļ¬c to the applicant and this application may be accessed from regulatory platforms such as NSW Fair Trading, ACNC, NQAITS or ORIC.


Please take the time to review the FAQs and Application Guide before you begin. These resources provide information and examples on the types of information and documents you can include in support of your application.

Remember, if you start your application and realise that you do not have all the required evidence or documentation, you can save your application and return to it at a later date in the SmartyGrants portal. It must however be submitted in full by the due date of midnight Sunday 23 August 2020.

If you have any questions, please email or call 1300 755 426.