Early Years in Education Society are committed to assisting our members to improve their knowledge and enhance their teaching by offering an EYES Grant and “The Vi” Scholarship. For information relating to “The Vi” Scholarship click here…..

An Early Years in Education Society Grant is an opportunity for classroom teachers to celebrate and emphasise the importance and value of early years schooling.

What is an EYES Grant?

Grants of $100 – to $1,000 are awarded to successful current financial EYES member applicants to assist them with a special activity, project, or the accumulation of resources in order to conduct a special program. It can be a single event or ongoing, classroom exclusive, include parents or a whole community.

To apply for an EYES Grant you must be a financial member of EYES and for applications of over $500.00, you must have held membership for at least 12 months. The Grant money is paid to the applicant/s in a single instalment.

Information on applying for a grant and grant application forms can be requested by emailing

What kind of activities will be funded?

Previous successful Grant applications  have included a scented garden, mural on a demountable classroom wall, “wonder wall” of free play resources, community reading project, buddy class collaboration, classroom pictorial timetable, story telling program and a Dads’ home reading project.

Some suggestions for possible grant projects are:

  • special gardens
  • books for a library with a specific focus or interest
  • music and movement collaboration with an outside agency
  • a PMP circuit
  • incursion/excursion follow up (circus, zoo, AQWA, farm, forest, ocean) record performances
  • collect oral history or stories of local residents
  • cooking activities and creation of a cook book
  • art exhibition with purchase of materials and display items
  • science fair
  • purchase of special scientific equipment
  • environmental projects such as tree planting, recycling, compost/worm farm
  • conservation and water wise projects
  • maths activities involving chance and data or measurement
  • woodwork projects or craft projects such as /sewing/quilting/weaving  projects
  • I.T. projects using current and old technologies
  • special needs projects
  • language development,
  • tactile, kinaesthetic and multi sensory projects
  • art projects such as  sculptures mosaics, murals