CCCF restricted grant

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) restricted grant supports identified services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. 

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Review of the grant

The department has commissioned Deloitte to review the restricted grant. Deloitte will work in partnership with SNAICC and Murawin. The review will examine how the grant is meeting its goals to:

  • improve early childhood development outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children
  • increase workforce participation by vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

Find out more about the CCCF restricted grant review

About the grant

The restricted grant supports identified services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.

Funding supplements the fee income services receive from families, Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.

Services that have a restricted grant agreement will typically be one of the following:

  • former Budget Based Funded service
  • former Non-formula Funded Occasional Child Care service
  • former Indigenous Advancement Strategy funded service
  • new service receiving a CCCF restricted expansion grant.

The grant is part of the Community Child Care Fund which helps services address barriers to child care participation.

Information for services under existing grant

The CCCF Restricted Grants – Guide for Grant Recipients has information to help services under the existing grant to meet their obligations. This grant is closed to new applicants.

This guide provides information about:

  • services’ obligations and responsibilities
  • relevant laws and conditions
  • where to go for further assistance.

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Restricted grant: Closing the Gap

On 4 April 2023, the Australia Government announced four new early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will be established in remote locations under a wider $29.9 million expansion of the program. 

The expansion of the grant program was announced in August 2021 to establish restricted services in mainly remote locations.  

The expansion is part of the government’s commitment to achieving Closing the Gap targets. The aim is to increase participation rates of First Nations children in ECEC settings. 

The four new services announced will be run by First Nations-led organisations in these locations: 

  • Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 
  • Puuya Foundation in Lockhart River, Queensland  
  • Napranum Aboriginal Land Council in Napranum, Queensland 
  • Wunan Foundation in Kununurra, Western Australia. 

The size of the four services is expected to range from 20 to 50 First Nations children per site. 

Read the media release from Minister for Early Childhood Education, the Hon Dr Anne Aly, announcing the sites.