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The NSW Government's $20 million Before and After School Care Fund aims to help deliver up to 45,000 additional out of school hours care (OSHC) places. NSW schools, not-for-profit OSHC service providers and councils may apply for grants of up to $30,000 under the Fund.

The one-off grant of up to $30,000 can be used for site modification and fit-out costs, project management (including tendering or regulatory costs), or to pay for necessary equipment to support new or expanded services.

OSHC services that have unmet demand for before and after school care places, and have a capacity to establish a new OSHC service or to increase the number of places in their existing OSHC service may apply for grants under the Fund.

Applications from the following are welcome:

  • The school principal for OSHC services located in school sites
  • The duly authorised council officer for OSHC services located in council sites
  • The OSHC service manager for not-for-profit OSHC services located on sites other than school or council property.

Grants for eligible applicants will be awarded on the basis of their capacity to establish or expand a viable OSHC service including:

  • Demonstrated community demand that supports the establishment or expansion of a viable OSHC service
  • Progress in identifying a site that meets requirements
  • Progress in securing an approved OSHC provider
  • Appropriateness of the proposed expenditure items.

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