Community Child Care Fund

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) is part of the new child care package, providing grants to child care services to reduce barriers to accessing child care, particularly in disadvantaged, regional and remote communities.

Grants awarded under the CCCF will:

  • support child care services to address barriers to participation, in particular in disadvantaged communities
  • provide sustainability support for child care services experiencing viability issues
  • provide capital support to increase the supply of child care places in areas of high unmet demand.

Key grant opportunities under the CCCF are:

  • Open competitive (for eligible approved child care services)
  • Restricted non-competitive (for specified services)
  • Connected Beginnings

The Australian Government committed $61.8 million under the CCCF to support Budget Based Funded (BBF) services to transition into the new child care arrangements, as well as to support services to meet the costs of expanding to increase Indigenous children's participation in early education and care. Services delivering child care under the BBF were able to access the CCCF via the restricted non-competitive grant opportunity.

Other information

The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced the outcomes for the Community Child Care Fund grant opportunities on 24 April 2018.

Funding for both the open competitive grant opportunity and the restricted non-competitive grant opportunity is now expected to be available to successful applicants.

Please continue to check this webpage for information regarding future CCCF grant opportunities.

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