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Early Childhood Education

2021 Start Strong Capital Works – Crisis Fund

This is a preview of the Crisis Fund EOI application form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Important information

The Start Strong Capital Works Grant Program aims to improve access to preschool by creating additional community preschool places in areas of need and demand across the state.

The Crisis Fund supports the maintenance and/or creation of community preschool places where there is an immediate and/or urgent need for capital works in at least one of the following circumstances:

  1. An existing service is facing closure or relocation due to exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, for example, compulsory acquisition of premises.
  2. An existing service is impacted by a natural disaster or state of emergency and is required to undertake urgent structural remediation work.
  3. 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.

Before you begin, please take the time to review the following guides, which provide examples of the types of information and documents you can include to support 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.

If you have any application questions, please email or call 1300 755 426 and ask for the Capital Works funding team.