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Better Beginnings Family Literacy Community Grants Program

Applications for Round 3 of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Community Grants have now closed. 
Applicants will be notified of outcomes in December 2023.

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 $10,001 to $30,000 will be available for larger programs or initiatives. Public Libraries and community organisations will be able to apply for both.

For further information, contact:

Michelle Campbell
Education Officer, Better Beginnings
State Library of Western Australia
Telephone: 9427 3115
Email: michelle.campbell@slwa.wa.gov.au


BB Round 3 Guidelines (149.67 KB, pdf)
BB Grants FAQs (109.33 KB, pdf)