Child-care centre operators will soon be able to apply for one-time grants for projects that boost accessibility and inclusivity at their facilities, the province announced Tuesday.
Manitoba has set aside $11.5 million for its Child Care Sustainability Trust, which will be managed by the Winnipeg Foundation and doled out to licensed child-care facilities.
Eligible initiatives include infrastructure improvements, including accessibility upgrades to indoor and outdoor spaces, maintenance projects or new equipment purchases and professional development to enhance programming — for example, cultural or specialized training for children with additional needs.
Licensed child-care centres will be eligible for up to $25,000 and child-care homes can apply for as much as $10,000 through the trust.
Applications will be open March 9-30.