Playgroup Funding Handbook

The Playgroup Funding Handbook provides information about how playgroup funding is calculated and the conditions which need to be met to receive funding in accordance with section 311 of the Education Act 1989.

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Applying for the Special Grant

  • Grant Amount
    • The playgroup special grant can be claimed for up to a maximum of $5000. The maximum granted to a playgroup in a 12 month period cannot exceed $5000.

  • Timeline
    • Applications for the special grant are due back to your regional office by:

      • 30 April each year for the Janaury - June grant round, and
      • 30 October each year for the July - December grant round.

      Playgroups will receive confirmation from their regional Education Advisor about whether or not their application has been successful. Payment will be made following a successful application and a payment advice notice will be emailed to you from the Education Resourcing System (ERS).

  • Assistance
    • Your Education Advisor is available to offer advice and support about applying for a special grant.