The Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies Grants
Grants are available through our charitable trust. The Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies distributes funds for two different kinds of projects:
Forest Hill Grants – Applications Now Open: Closing 7 July 2017
The Forest Hill Grants supports projects aimed at young children in difficult circumstances.
Warrawong Professional Learning Grants – Applications Opening Monday 5 June: Closing 31 July 2017
The Warrawong Grants support projects whose aim is the professional development of staff working in the early childhood field.
Guidelines for Warrawong Professional Learning applications_ 2017 – use these to help you draft your application in readiness for the release of the online application form
Draft Application Form – to help you prepare your application ahead of time
Background to the Foundation
The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies has always had a philanthropic focus. In earlier times it established holiday homes for children from inner city suburbs at Forest Hill and Ringwood. When times changed and government took over providing these kinds of services, the large tracts of land, on which these holiday homes stood, were sold. With the proceeds the Association established a philanthropic trust that distributes funds to projects associated with early childhood education and care.
The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies entrusts the management of The Foundation to a Board of Trustees working under a charter to guide their deliberations. The Foundation distributes money through the Forest Hill Fund and the Warrawong Fund. The Charitable Trust has a separate website. For details of past and upcoming grants, see links below.[/accordion_item]