Fifteen Before and After School Care (BASC) services will benefit from Round 2 of the NSW Governments Transport Grant Program.

BASC service providers across NSW were invited to apply for grants of up to $85,000 to support transport solutions to increase access to services.
Students in small, regional and/or remote public schools were a priority for the grant.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP said that the Transport Grant Program is further investment into BASC services in Tweed.

“I’m proud that this government is providing the funding to ensure that all parents with children at public primary schools have access to Before and After School Care to support both students and their families,” Mr Provest

In the Tweed,  Aussie Kids Fun & Fitness in Cudgen has been successful in receiving the Transport Grant Program.

‘Aussie Kids Fun and Fitness will receive $76, 869.00 to provide Duranbah Public School with a private transport option to transport children during BSC and ASC sessions.

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell congratulated the service on the success of their application.

“These grants are part of a $235 million funding commitment made by the NSW Government in March 2019 that is supporting projects, initiatives and activities that seek to develop sustainability and innovation in Before and After School Care services across the state,” Ms Mitchell said.

The NSW Government has already grown the BASC sector by adding 213 services and 19,632 places since July 2019. These investments are part of the NSW Governments commitment to support better education and wellbeing outcomes for children and more affordable and accessible care opportunities for families.