Applying for the special grant
Receiving the form
The Special Grant Application Form can be obtained from your ECE coordinator.
Returning the form
The Special Grant Application Form should be returned to your local Ministry of Education office.
The Special Grant can be claimed for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $5000. The maximum granted to a playgroup in any one financial year (1 July to 30 June) cannot exceed $5000.
Applications for Special Grants are due back to your local office by:
- 28 February each year for the mid-April payment of claims for the period 1 January to 30 June of the calendar year, and
- 28 August each year for the mid-October payment of claims for the period 1 July to 31 December of the calendar year.
Playgroups will receive a letter telling them whether or not their application has been successful. Payment will be made with Playgroup Funding in mid-April or mid-October each year.
Your ECE Coordinator is available to offer advice and support in relation to applying for a Special Grant.