Stakeholder kit: CCCF disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant

Applications are now open for the disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant. This kit contains content for early childhood education and care (ECEC) stakeholders to promote the grant to their networks.

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About the grant

The disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant helps services stay open and increase the number of children in early childhood education and care. This is the grant’s fourth round.

This grant is part of the Community Child Care Fund. CCCF helps services address barriers to ECEC participation.

Learn more about the disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant

Learn more about the Community Child Care Fund

Who should use this kit

This kit is for organisations that support the early childhood education and care sector, including:

  • peak bodies and industry groups
  • state and territory education departments and regulatory authorities
  • other Commonwealth agencies.

It contains pre-written materials to share with providers and services in your network.

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When to use this kit

Please share the information in this kit as soon as possible.

Applications are open now and will close on 8 March 2024. We can’t extend the application period, and late applications won’t be accepted.

Potential applicants are encouraged to review the requirements for applying as soon as possible.

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Applications are now open for the Australian Government Department of Education’s disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant.

The disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant helps services stay open and increase the number of children in early childhood education and care. This is the grant’s fourth round.

This grant is part of the Community Child Care Fund.

Applications are open now and will close on 8 March 2024. The application period is unable to be extended, and late applications won’t be accepted.

Check your eligibility and apply on Grant Connect.

Grant funding is available over two years, from July 2024. Find out more about the Community Child Care Fund on the Department of Education website.

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Do you operate an early childhood education and care service in a disadvantaged, vulnerable, regional or remote community? You may be eligible for a grant from the Australian Government Department of Education.

Applications are open now and close on 8 March 2024.

Find out more on the Department of Education website.

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Grant for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities

Applications are now open for the Australian Government Department of Education’s disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant.

The disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant helps services stay open and increase the number of children in early childhood education and care (ECEC). This is the grant’s fourth round.

This grant opportunity is part of the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). CCCF helps services address barriers to ECEC participation.

The grant has two funding activities:

  • sustainability support grants help improve the service’s sustainability and viability.
  • capital support grants help improve existing ECEC facilities.

To be eligible, providers must:

  • be Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved, and
  • operate a service in an identified priority area, or
  • located in, or servicing families in, a regional, remote or very remote area, or
  • provide specialised care services to disadvantaged or vulnerable families, or
  • currently receive CCCF funding under round 1 or round 3.

Applications are open now and will close on 8 March 2024. Grant funding is available over two years, from July 2024.

The application period is unable to be extended, and late applications won’t be accepted.

Check your eligibility, find grant guidelines, and apply on Grant Connect.

Find out more about the Community Child Care Fund on the Department of Education website.