Help for playgroup
Children and families in Stawell are set to benefit from the State Government’s Community Playgroup Grants Program.
Stawell Neighbourhood House Playgroup will share in funding through the program to buy books and craft material.
Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said grants awarded under the program were each valued up to $1000 and were designed to help playgroups, with vouchers for toys, play equipment, books and other resources used by children and families.
The grants also include mentoring support for playgroup leaders and registration with Playgroup Victoria.
Ms Pulford said playgroups brought families with young children together to share in fun activities that promoted children’s development.
“Playgroups help promote the development of babies and toddlers by involving them in play that stimulates their curiosity and love of learning,” she said.
“Playgroups can make a big difference by connecting families in a local community so they can support each other.”