The Australian Government is providing up to $18 million over 2 years to establish new early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.
Providers can apply now for grants for new Centre Based Day Care (CBDC) and Family Day Care (FDC) services:
- in areas experiencing disadvantage in regional and remote areas of Australia
- where there are no or limited similar services.
Grants provide establishment and capital support funding and aim to:
- set up services in communities experiencing disadvantage in regional and remote areas where there is a gap in the supply of approved services
- help providers build capacity and operate sustainably
- increase the number of children from areas experiencing disadvantage in regional and remote areas accessing ECEC
- enable local workforce participation by increasing access to ECEC.
To be eligible for this grant, the provider must:
- be approved under Family Assistance Law (FAL)
- be seeking to operate a new CBDC or FDC service
- plan to establish the service in a CCCF priority area under this round.
Applications close on 1 June.
Read more about the CCCF grant to set up services in areas of limited supply on our website.
Read the Minister's media release.
Read more about the grant on the Community Grants Hub.