The Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program is open to eligible not-for-profit organisations, including community preschools, not-for-profit long day care providers, existing mobile preschool service providers, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, including Multifunctional Aboriginal Community Services (MACS) and local councils.
Eligible applicants from targeted groups will be able to access additional forms of application support from CCSA and our consortium partners, Thomson Adsett and QS1 to scope projects and prepare an application to the Major Capital Fund or Crisis Fund of the Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program.
Under the one-on-one support, CCSA will provide hands-on support to applicants to scope and plan capital works projects with reasonable project estimates and broker the necessary documentation to put forward a strong submission that is aligned to the Fund Guidelines of the relevant fund.
For more information go to Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program here.
To check your eligibility, see if you are in an area with a shortfall of community preschool places or to find out more about what is included in one-on-one application support go to 2022-23 Application Support Guidelines here
To access the one-on-one support, interested services are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) on SmartyGrants for the department to consider their eligibility to access the service. Make sure you read through the Application Support Guideline’s and understand what you need to do. If your Expression of Interest is successful, you will be put in contact with CCSA to access the one-on-one application support. We can start working with you only when we have received notification from the Department of Education that your EOI is successful.