Thirteen preschools across the Clarence and Richmond valleys will have even better infrastructure thanks to an investment of more than $113,000 in new grants by the NSW Nationals in Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

The preschools that are receiving grants include Coraki, Evans Head, Woodburn-Evans Head, St Mary’s Casino, Glenreagh, Jacaranda at South Grafton, Westlawn, Coutts Crossing, Iluka, Lawrence, Maclean, Yamba and Uniting in Grafton.

“These new grants will really help our youngest learners get a great start in life,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Better preschool funding, infrastructure and participation is a key priority of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government”.

“NSW used to have the most expensive fees and lowest participation rates in Australia, but a sustained effort new sees us lead the nation in this important policy area.”

 How to apply:

Preschools are are invited to to submit applications for projects that improve their learning environment and specialised education programs.

Examples of successful programs across the Clarence and Richmond valleys include:

Iluka Preschoolers who will be getting grubby in a new mud kitchen;

Evans Head Preschool who plan to upgrade their chicken coop and garden shed; and

Yamba Preschool who are installing a recycling centre.