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Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies -


Established and endowed by AGECS (Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies)

Forest Hill Grants Application Guidelines

The Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies was established to provide funding for Services for, or otherwise benefit, those from disadvantaged backgrounds or necessitous circumstances in early Childhood.

The Forest Hill objectives focus on projects for the well-being, education and care of young children (from birth to eight years). The funds will be distributed to benefit young children Australia wide. This includes contributing to:

  • hands on projects directed at the education, care and welfare of young children and
  • the development of a body of informed and up to date knowledge on early childhood development i.e. research into early childhood development.

We make grants across and only within Australia for:

  • projects involving children from birth to eight years
  • innovative projects that contribute to their education, care and well-being
  • provision of equipment and resources
  • development and publication of innovative resources and educational materials
  • research in early childhood development
  • priority will be given to projects that support children and families in necessitous circumstances (i.e. social disadvantage, disability, geographic isolation)

We do not fund:

  • projects involving children over eight years of age
  • building projects and maintenance
  • ongoing employment of staff
  • individuals
  • organizations operating for commercial gain

Receipt of applications:

  • applications close on the due date stipulated on this website.
  • all applicants will be advised of the outcome by email. Please ensure you give the correct email address.
  • the Trustees must be notified if applicants receive funding for the same project from other sources.

Applicants' reports

  • At the conclusion of the project, a report is expected from successful applicants specifying the use of the funds. Complete the Forest Hill Grant report form.

How will your grant be paid?

  • Please note we will be paying direct into successful applicants' bank accounts approximately 3 months after the closing date for applications.
  • Please ensure that we have the correct details of your organization's banking details. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the banking details that have been recorded are correct. We do not take responsibility for retrieving funds that have been paid into an incorrect account where the details were given in error.


  • The support of the Foundation must be acknowledged for all projects funded by the Foundation.