Infrastructure Support Grant (Community/Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS) premises)
The Community / Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS) for the integration of community facilities in commercial developments was first introduced in 2003 by URA. The scheme was initially opened to only non-profit organisations with strong community outreach, to provide accessible child care services in commercial developments to the community. In 2013, ECDA and URA extended the CSFS to include commercial childcare operators who offer quality and affordable services.
Developers with qualifying commercial developments will be provided bonus gross floor area allowance, for the equivalent amount of space set aside for childcare centres.
With effect from March 2020, preschool operators who qualify to set up new childcare centres in CSFS premises will be supported through the Infrastructure Support Grant. Preschool operators may approach interested developers and apply to ECDA to determine if the proposed CSFS space is located in areas of demand. If the application is successful, ECDA will issue a letter of support to the preschool operator for the developer to submit a development application to URA.