Round 2 of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Community Grants Program
is now closed.
The State Library’s Better Beginnings program is a Western Australian family literacy initiative that connects families with books through free reading packs. Our goal is to inspire a love of literacy and learning for all Western Australian children by encouraging families to read, talk, sing, write and play with their child every day.
The key aim of Better Beginnings is to support the development of literacy in children from birth; providing them with greater potential to grow, learn and develop, perform well at school, and succeed in later life. Improved literacy levels across Western Australia contribute to the creation of a skilled workforce and future economic development.
In March 2021 the State Government made an election commitment to support the equitable delivery of the Better Beginnings program across Western Australia. This commitment included the creation of a new grants program of $200,000 for four years.
Micro Grants from $5,000 to $10,000 will be available for small projects, and Innovation Grants from $10,000 to $30,000 will be available for larger programs or initiatives. Public Libraries and community organisations will be able to apply for both.
Applications* closed at 5pm on Friday 30 September 2022.
Notifications of grant outcomes will be provided in December 2022.
Round 1 2022 Better Beginnings Family Literacy Community Grants Program - Successful Applicants
|Local Government/Community Organisation||Project||Amount|
|Boyup Brook CRC||Stories, Rhymes and Fun Times||$9,151.80|
|Bunbury||Teddy Bears Roadshow||$9,711|
|Quairading CRC||Quairading Story Time||$5,040|
|South Perth||ABC, You and Me||$9,900|
|Port Hedland||Outdoor Indigenous Literacy Classroom||$8,010|
|Wanneroo (Micro)||It’s All About Learning Together: Senses Alive||$8,930|
|Swan||Building Inclusive and Imaginative Communities||$5,000|
|Kalgoorlie-Boulder||Adding Literacy to Library Playground and Sensory Garden||$9,643|
|Wanneroo (Innovation)||It’s All About Animal Tales||$21,779|
|Earbus Foundation||Listen Well, Learn Well, Live Well||$30,000|
|Broome||Little Fulla Yarns Storytime||$20,293|
|Plantagenet-Mount Barker||Reading for Generations||$14,055|
|CLAN Midland||Read, Play, Grow in CALD and Disadvantaged Communities||$29,817|