The Queensland Government supports kindergarten services to provide inclusive programs that reflect their community's diverse needs, including those of children with a disability.
Under the Disability Inclusion Support for Queensland Kindergartens (DISQK) funding program, kindergarten services can access between $2,000 and $8,000 to assist children with a diagnosed or suspected disability actively participate in a kindergarten program.
Applications for funding open on 23 January 2017 and closes on 30 September 2017.
Funding levels are:
Kindergarten services must apply for this funding through QGrants. The department uses QGrants to manage all departmental grants, including one-off and recurrent payments.
For more information on how to apply, including how to lodge an application for additional funding through the DISKQ program, phone the DISQK team on 3328 6720 or email email@example.com.
Completed applications will be assessed and progressed upon receipt.
Once processed funding will be released through QGrants directly to the bank account nominated in the application.
Service agreements and financial acquittal reports are not required.
Services receiving DISQK funding will be surveyed to capture details on their administration and implementation of DISQK and their feedback on program delivery.
Services approved for additional DISQK funding will be required to undertake self-assessment of the effectiveness of the additional education support and adjustments made with this funding.
Services must detail the impact the additional funding had on supporting the inclusion of children attending the kindergarten program with complex needs associated with one or more disability.
Kindergarten services may also access specialised equipment and resources through the Specialised Equipment and Resources for Kindergartens (SERK) program to assist a child with disability participate in their program. For more information visit the Inclusion Works! website or call 1300 497 437.
For disability support information for Long Day Care Services please refer to the Australian Government's Inclusion Support Programme website.
For further information regarding inclusion of children with disability, pleaes refer to the Inclusion website .
This page was last reviewed on 11 Jan 2017 at 02:48PM