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Financial Assistance for KU Services and Projects KU services and special projects rely substantially upon financial support from various Commonwealth and State Government Departments. KU also benefits from the generosity of its own centres, from individuals, organisations and businesses. This assistance ensures we continue to provide high quality services to children and their families. Commonwealth • Centacare Grant - KU Kingfisher Preschool – (Community Parenting Program) Department of Families Community Services and Indigenous Affairs • Benevolent Society – Partnerships in Early Childhood Project • Inclusion Support Agencies • Inclusion Support Subsidy • Macarthur Parenting Project • Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) • Various capital grants to KU’s community-based long day care centes Department of Education, Science and Training • Indigenous Education Strategic Initiative Program (for preschools with indigenous children) States and Territories New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care • Children’s Therapy (Speech Pathology Service, Eastern and Inner City centres) • KU Starting Points – Macarthur and Penrith Department of Community Services • Advisers Project • Funding for preschools: - Operational Funding - Fee Relief Funding - Supporting Children with Additional Needs (SCAN) Program • Preschool & Investment Reform Plan (PIRP) - One-off Emergency Funding for Preschools - Viability Funding for 33 preschools • Various one-off grants in a number of KU preschools • Funding for long day care centres • Northern Sydney SCAN Supporting Children with Additional Needs • Families NSW Inner West Play & Chat - Supported Playgroups with the Benevolent Society • Families NSW Northern Sydney Supported Playgroups - Speech Pathology Outreach Pilot • Families NSW Northern Sydney Supported Playgroups • Families NSW South – East Sydney - Enhancing Early Development Project • Early Intervention Therapeutic Child Care Places – Bankstown • Families NSW – Inner Newcastle - Supported Playgroups • South West Sydney ICS SCAN Partnership (Consultancy) Support for KU Services NSW Department of Education and Training • Intervention Support Program: Special Education Support Program • KU Starting Points – Macarthur and Penrith (playground upgrade) • Leichhardt City Council (Fathers’ Information Sessions, Inner West Play and Chat) • Penrith City Council (Family Days KU Starting Points – Penrith) • Wollongong City Council to: - KU Wombarra and KU Bulli Preschools (contribution for expenses) - KU Gwynneville and KU Corrimal Preschools (donation towards rates) NSW Clubs Community Development and Support Expenditure Scheme (CDSE) Grants under this scheme include: • Revesby Workers’ Club – KU Georges Hall Preschool (computers) • Rooty Hill RSL Committee – KU Hebersham Preschool (speech pathologist) • Windale Gateshead Bowling Club – KU Windale Preschool (outdoor equipment ) • Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme – KU Moss Vale Children’s Centre (flooring) Other • Christie Foundation to KU James Cahill Preschool – Attachment Matters Project • IBM Kidsmart Project • Intervention Support Program – various including capital grants • IBM Donation of laptop computers to five KU centres Victoria Department of Human Services • Nors Odd – Robbins Music Therapy Centre (music therapy sessions KU Starting Points – Penrith) • Alfred Child Care Centre and Emerald Hill Child Care Centre – Preschool Funding Councils • City of Sydney - Accommodation Grants Program 2007 • City of Sydney Grants (water tanks) • City of Sydney – KU Lance PS&CCC • Telstra Kids Fund Grant Committee - Dem School Kids Care (“IT Opportunities for Children”) - KU Wombarra Preschool (computer, printer & software) - KU Cammeray Preschool (“IT Opportunities for Children”) A special thanks to the following Councils which have also assisted KU centres in the past year in a variety of ways: • Ashfield Municipal Council • Baulkham Hills Shire Council • Bankstown City Council • Blacktown City Council • Blue Mountains City Council • Camden Council • Campbelltown City Council • Canada Bay Council • Fairfield City Council • Holroyd City Council • Hornsby Shire Council • City of Sydney • Ku-ring-gai Council • Lane Cove Council • Liverpool City Council • Leichhardt City Council • Marrickville Council • Mosman Council • North Sydney Council • Penrith City Council • Pittwater Council • Randwick City Council • Ryde City Council • Sutherland Shire Council • Wagga Wagga City Council • Warringah Council • Willoughby City Council • Wingecarribee Shire Council • Wollondilly Shire Council • Wollongong City Council • Woollahra Municipal Council • City of Melbourne KU’s 112 Annual Report 2007 th 13