17 March, 2017
Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli announced more families in and around the Griffith area will be able to access before and after school care thanks to a $30,000 grant from the NSW Government.
St Patrick’s Primary School has been awarded the funding to establish a new out of school hours care program operated by the PCYC, creating up to 40 new before and after school places for students.
Mr Piccoli congratulated the school on securing the grant from the Before and After School Care Fund, a $20 million NSW Government initiative designed to create more places in out of school hours care programs across the State.
“This funding is great news for busy families, who need the extra flexibility that before and after school care provides,” said Mr Piccoli.
Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell was on hand at the school to officially announce the funding with Mr Piccoli.
Minister Mitchell said applications are currently open for the second phase of Before and After School Care Fund grants.
“This program is open to all schools in NSW that would like to establish or expand an out of school hours care program,” Mrs Mitchell said.
“Local councils that have unmet demand for before and after school care are also eligible to apply.
“Grants of up to $30,000 are available to help with costs such as fit-outs, tendering or equipment.
"As a working parent, I understand how challenging it can be to juggle work and family commitments.
“Through this grant program, the NSW Government is helping young families to access the support they need.”
For more information on the Before and After School Care Fund, visit the Department of Education website at www.dec.nsw.gov.au/our-services/children-and-youth/out-of-hours-school-care-grant