NSW Government 2021 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program: Minor & Major Capital Funds for Preschools

NSW Government 2021 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program: Minor & Major Capital Funds for Preschools

The Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program improves 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 the recalculation of unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places. The maximum grant amount is $100,000.

Minor Capital Works grants can be used to:

  • Extend or renovate existing centre-based community preschools where it will result in an increase in community preschool places.
  • Engage a certified building practitioner to re-calculate unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places.

To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be registered or incorporated in NSW;
  • be a not for profit organisation or association, or a local government entity; and
  • operate an existing community preschool service as an Approved Provider with a valid Service Approval.

Applications close: 26 November 2021.

More information and application.

The Major Capital fund creates additional community preschool places through new builds, extensions and renovations of centre-based community preschools in areas of need and demand.

Applications will be competitively assessed in two stages:

  • Stage 1 - Expression of interest (shortlisted applicants will be invited to progress to Stage 2)
  • Stage 2 – Invitation to apply

To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be registered or incorporated in NSW;
  • be a not for profit organisation or association, or a local government entity; and
  • operate or intend to operate a community preschool service as an Approved Provider with a valid Service Approval.

Expressions of Interest close: 4 March 2022.

More information and EOI form.


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