Early Childhood Education and Care Flexible Initiatives Trial Round 2

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 7:00PM 2 July 2024 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the NSW Department of Education’s online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.  

Make sure you have read and understood the ECEC Flexible Initiatives Trial Program Guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines.  

Please ensure you save your application as you go. When you log back in, click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen to find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. 

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1800 619 113 during business hours or email ecec.funding@det.nsw.edu.au and quote your submission number.  

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email, then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn't landed in your spam or junk email folder.