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Before and After School Care Fund

Before and After School Care Fund - Phase 3

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 6:00PM 21 December 2018 (AEDT).

Welcome to the $20 million Before and After School Care Fund online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

Before you begin, please read the information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Applications for funding to support the expansion of an existing service must demonstrate a capacity to increase the maximum number of places as approved by the Early Childhood Education directorate of the NSW Department of Education. The maximum number of approved places refers to the number of children the service may accommodate at any one time.

Various sections of this form are specific to the nature of your application and the status of the OSHC service provider’s regulatory approval.

You will be guided through the sections of the form that you need to complete based on the answers you provide.

All applicants will need to complete the following 4 mandatory sections: 

  • Section 1: Applicant details
  • Section 2: Project details
  • Section 4: Proposed grant expenditure
  • Section 5: Declarations and endorsement

In addition:

  • If you haven’t received service approval for the proposed new places,you will also need to complete Section 3: Viability of OSHC service. 

Please ensure you save as you go. You may save your application and return to it at a later date. You may also change your responses at any time before you submit. Once submitted you cannot make further changes. If you need to revise or update information of a submitted application, including changing the associated email, please contact your Before and After School Care Fund representative.

Government schools and Local councils  | Catholic schools  | Independent schools Not for profit service providers

The Before and After School Fund representatives should be contacted for queries about the application process or to update details in your submitted application. You may also send your query quoting your submission number via email to

If you need more help using the form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) provided by SmartyGrants.



On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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