50 Grants for 50 Years

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Play Matters Australia celebrated 50 years in 2023! To celebrate we're launching a grants program for affiliated groups.


50 Grants for 50 Years

In 2023, we’re celebrating 50 years of Play! For half a century Play Matters Australia (PMA)  have empowered parents and carers with the skills and confidence to support their children’s development through the power of play. 

To kick off an exciting year of celebrations, PMA has teamed up with EducationAll to offer 50 x $500 grants to affiliated playgroups and play experiences. Successful recipients will receive an EducationAll voucher valued at $500 to spend on play resources. Grant applications close Monday, 24 April 2023.

If you would like to apply for a grant, click on the link below! 

Grant Program FAQs

What can I purchase with an EducationAll voucher? 

Grant recipients can purchase any products available on the EducationAll website.

What questions are in the grant application? 

The grant applications are completed through the Digital Portal. Your group information is pre-populated and all your need to tell us is what you would spend the money on and why you should receive the grant. 

Who will review applications? 

Play Matters Australia will appoint a panel, comprised of play experts to review and evaluate applications. 

I’m not affiliated, but if I affiliate can I apply? 

Any playgroup or play experience that affiliates with Play Matters Australia, prior to the closing date is eligible to apply for a grant.

What is the acquittal or grant report process? 

Play Matters Australia will require all successful applicants to complete a short report and attach photos of the products they purchased from EducationAll. 

What happens if my applications is successful?

Successful applicants will be notified via email. EducationAll will send recipients vouchers to spend. 

What happens if my application is unsuccessful? 

Unfortunately, not everyone’s application will be successful. The review panel will receive deidentified applications and judge these using a criteria. An unsuccessful application will not prevent groups from applying for future grants. Affiliation with Play Matters Australia has a wide range of benefits groups and organisations can take advantage of to ensure they are supported. 

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