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Early Childhood Education

2021 Start Strong Capital Works – Minor Capital Fund

This is a preview of the Minor Capital Fund 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 Minor Capital Works Fund supports smaller-scale extensions or renovations and/or the recalculation of unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places. The maximum grant amount is $100,000 (ex GST).

This application form enables eligible services to apply under the minor capital works fund, which means you intend to:

  1. Extend or renovate existing centre-based preschool where it will result in an increase in licenced places; and/or
  2. Engage a certified building practitioner to re-calculate unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in licenced places.

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.