Wheatbelt Childcare providers amongst the first to receive operational funding
10 Community childcare providers in the Wheatbelt are among the first to benefit from operational grants released under the Regional Community Child Care Development Fund.
$300,000 in operational grants have been announced to offer immediate support to regional education and care providers, who often face challenges due to distance, isolation, their reliance on volunteers or lack of funds.
The grants cover operational expenses such as improvements to administration systems; professional development and training; information technology; and governance requirements.
The 10 Wheatbelt childcare providers set to receive the funding are situated the shire’s of Merredin, Jurien Bay, Moora, Mukinbudin, Narrogin, Narembeen, Kulin, West Arthur and Wundowie.
Development Minister Brendon Grylls said, “The $9.3million Regional Community Child Care Development Fund, funded through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, would give community childcare providers in the regions the extra assistance they needed to remain viable.”
“This ensures families in regional communities have access to quality childcare so they can undertake work, training, education and other opportunities,” Mr Grylls said.