Toy Grant

Media Release – BCTL Receives Grant for Coding Technology

Bendigo Community Toy Library (BCTL), a not for profit organisation, has been awarded a $1200 grant as part of the Telstra Kids Tech Grant Program.

The Telstra Kids Tech Grant has been awarded to provide the BCTL, with funds to purchase technology based toys, related to teaching the skill of coding to preschool aged children.

“This is a very exciting Grant to receive” The BCTL committee chair Brooke Bennett has said.

“The types of toys we have purchased are not like anything we have had before in our library. This will teach our young members to the skill of coding in a fun game like format. Coding is now an important  part of early childhood education”

“As well as $1200 in technology toys, the BCTL has just completed its annual toy buying round, spending another $2000, with funds  raised by membership. Making  the total spent over $3200”

“Just like our other toys within the BCTL, the quality of the items we have purchased is outstanding, as they need to withstand the constant manipulation and torture our members subject our toys to. Most toys within the BCTL are of a commercial standard”

“The toy library relies solely on membership, fundraising and grants such as the Telstra Tech Kids Grant to enable it to purchase new items, so receiving this financial support is so beneficial”

Families joining the toy library, will pay between $35 to $55 per family, for a 12 month membership depending on the type of membership they need.

The Bendigo Community Toy Library is on the corner of Spring Gully Rd and Kendall St, Spring Gully, and operates Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30 am to 11 am and Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Media Enquiries and photographs:
Kate Pentreath
0418 382 673