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.
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.
- Community Child Care Fund Restricted Non-Competitive Grants – A Guide for Services. This guide provides services with practical guidance on complying with requirements and meeting obligations under the CCCF Restricted non-competitive grant agreement.
- CCCF open competitive grant opportunity guidelines and CCCF restricted non-competitive grant guidelines
- CCCF open competitive grant opportunity priority areas