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Kindergarten services can apply for funding under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) to offset the cost of providing an approved kindergarten program.

The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme: Funding Requirements outline how to become an approved kindergarten program provider, subsidies available, how to claim and ongoing funding requirements.

Read about the requirements for providing an approved kindergarten program before lodging your application PDF version Adobe PDF document6.1MWord version Microsoft® Word document356K

You need to lodge your application to become an approved kindergarten program provider via QGrants, a whole-of-government grants management system.

You can apply for approval as a kindergarten program provider at any time of the year. Under the rolling funding program, you may be entitled to have your funding backdated to the beginning of the semester in which you submit your application.

You can also apply before securing an appropriately qualified kindergarten teacher.

Read the instructions below to find out how to lodge your application to become an approved kindergarten program provider and receive funding (includes registering for QGrants, the application process and registering a contact officer):

How to apply

Step 1: Register for QGrants

Register for a QGrants login and account by reading the registration guide Adobe PDF document.

Once registered, you will be able to:

Go to QGrants.

Step 2: Apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider

Once registered, read the application guide for kindergarten services Adobe PDF document760K (Guide for QGrants Kindergarten Program Provider Application for Sessional Kindergartens) before applying to become an approved kindergarten program provider via QGrants.

It is important you read the Before you Start section because there are a number of documents you need to have ready before you start, including the program delivery template Microsoft® Word document 16K

Go to QGrants.

Step 3: Register a contact officer

Other contact officers can use QGrants on behalf of an authorised officer.

The contact officer must register a QGrants login (follow Step 1: Register for QGrants and use the 'Link to an existing organisation' functionality). The authorised owner must approve the contact officer's access via QGrants. Read how to register a contact officer Adobe PDF document.

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