Grants

The Preschool Matters Grants Program consists of small grants of up to $1000 for services that offer preschool programs in the ACT. The funding supports initiatives that strengthen parental engagement with children's preschool education and develop collaborative partnerships with families and communities.

Eligible services that offer a preschool program in the ACT are able to apply for a grant of up to $1000. This is available for services to assist in the implementation of activities that promote parental engagement and support collaborative partnerships with families. The initiative aims to foster and enhance parental engagement and involvement for families in their child's preschool education.

If you have any questions regarding the Preschool Matters Grants Program, please email PreschoolMatters@act.gov.au or phone Early Childhood Education on 6205 9296.

2017/18 Preschool Matters Grants

2016/17 Preschool Matters Grants

In the 2016/17 Preschool Matters Grants Round, 20 preschool services across the ACT received grants of $500 to implement a range of initiatives to enhance parental engagement.

The following services and organisations received funding in the 2016/17 grants round:

Name of ServiceName of Initiative
Red Hill Preschool Welcome BBQ
Curtin South Preschool Community Stage
Palmerston District Primary School Welcoming Outdoor Environment
Bonython Preschool Community BBQ and Acknowledgement of Country
Kingsford Smith Koori Preschool Our Children Our Families Matter
O’Connor Co-operative School Messy Play
Kingsford Smith Preschool Preschool Handbook- A multilingual approach
Deakin Preschool Parents Association Connecting Communities through shared understanding
Belconnen Early Childhood Centre Caring for Country
French-Australian Preschool Bringing the World to the preschool
University Preschool and Childcare Centre Transition to Preschool for Families
Snow Gum Early Learning Centre Cooking from around the world
Totom House Multicultural Early Childhood Centre Growing Together
Burgmann Anglican School Preschool Valley and Forde Campus Extraordinary Relationships
Trinity Christian School Early Learning Centre Parent/family reading sofa
Wattle Early Learning Centre Koolanga Warlang Meeandip
Emmaus Christian Preschool Natureplay and Ngunnawal guide
Wanniassa Preschool Parents Association Wanniassa Preschool Bushland Garden
Communities @ Work- Narrabundah Early Childhood Service How Do You Play Day?
Guardian Early Learning Group- Gungahlin Preschool Library Service

2015/16 Preschool Matters Grants

In the 2015/16 Preschool Matters Grants Round, 20 preschool services across the ACT received grants of $500 to implement a range of initiatives to enhance parental engagement.

The following services and organisations received funding in the 2015/16 grants funding round:

Name of Service Name of Initiative
Amaroo Preschool Getting to Know You Working Bee BBQ
Ainslie Baker Gardens Stay connected throughout learning
Allara Street Early Learning Centre What is play?
CCCares @Canberra College Read to Me
Curtin Primary School A Labyrinth of Gardens - Indigenous garden and labyrinth
Emmaus Christian Preschool Natureplay picnic and walk with Ngunnawal guides
Garran Preschool Multicultural Festival
Guardian Early Learning Centre Forde Forde and Families Natural Learning Journey
Gungahlin Early Learning Centre 2015/16 Building our Community Family Book
Hackett Preschool Parents Association Healthy Eating Sessions
Jervis Bay Preschool Community BBQ with a Literacy Focus
Kaleen Preschool An Outdoor Environment for Children
Lyneham Preschool Autumn Planting Party
Macgregor Preschool Chatting Chairs
Neville Bonner Primary School The Green Thumbs- interactive garden
Palmerston District Preschool Preschool Acknowledgement of Country
Turner Preschool Literacy Packs
Wanniassa School Creating Life-Long Learners: Literacy and Numeracy
Watson Preschool Parents' Association Welcome BBQ
YMCA Jamison Early Learning Centre This is Y our preschool

The following services and organisations received funding in the 2014/15 grants funding round:

Name of Service Name of Initiative
CCCares @ Canberra College Grow, Cook and Eat
Deakin Preschool Parents Association Communicating with the Community
Florey Preschool Florey Preschool Multicultural Community Garden
Gilmore Primary School Gilmore Preschool Book Cafe
Giralang Primary Preschool Unit Giralang Family Welcome Picnic and Barbeque
Gold Creek Preschool, Nicholls Campus Meeting Place: An Indigenous Garden
Griffith Preschool National Quality Standards Parent Information BBQ
Hackett Preschool Parent Association Incorporated Welcome Barbeque for New Families
Harrison Early Childhood Centre (Northside Community Service) Our Commitment to Community Growth
Latham Preschool Community Garden Project
Macquarie Preschool Macquarie Preschool's Multicultural Food Festival
Maribrynong Preschool Natural Connections in Preschool
Monash Preschool Cooking from Around the World
Namadgi School Boddington Unit Preschool Parents Association Preschool Generations - Building a Community for All the Family
Red Hill Preschool National Quality Standards Parent Information BBQ
St Jude's Early Learning Centre Christmas BBQ
Theodore Preschool A Traditional Environment
Weston Preschool Parents' Association The Weston Preschool Meeting Place
Wiradjuri Preschool A Family Garden for Everyone
Yarralumla Preschool Yarralumla Preschool Multicultural and Indigenous Families Program

The following services and organisations received funding in the 2013/14 grants funding round:

Name of Service Name of Initiative
Ainslie School School (Reid Preschool) Clicking Together
Allen Main Memorial Preschool Welcome BBQ and 50th Anniversary Book
Brindabella Christian College Early Learning Centre Charnwood Literacy for Little Learners Information Session/BBQ
Brindabella Christian College Early Learning Centre Lyneham Literacy for Little Learners Information Session/BBQ
Calwell Preschool Our Space, Our Place
Charles Conder Primary School Preschool Welcome to Preschool Twilight Barbeque and Collaborative Outdoor Learning Environment
Gold Creek World of Learning ACT Preschool Matters Grant
Goodstart Isaacs Parental and Community Involvement
Harrison School Preschool Harrison Preschool Garden Project
Hawker Preschool Hawker Preschool Community Outdoor Environment
Isabella Plains Preschool Cooking Together, Learning Together
Kingsford Smith Preschool ACT Preschool Matters Grant
Lyons Early Childhood School Preschool Parent Handbook
Macgregor Preschool Welcome "Blast Off" BBQ for children and their families
Namadgi School Preschool Friends of Preschool
Palmerston District Primary School Preschool Preschool Orientation BBQ 2014
Pearce Preschool Outdoor Amphitheatre
Richardson Primary School Preschool The Richardson Preschool Community Event
Totom House Multicultural Early Childhood Centre Making Everyday Heroes
Wanniassa Preschool Welcoming Families to Wanniassa