The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) provides grants and programs for early childhood education and care services. In most cases, services need to meet eligibility criteria and apply.
On this page:
Special circumstances grant
Helps services stay open when something unexpected happens. Services can apply when a local emergency or natural disaster threatens their ability to stay open.
- Learn if you’re eligible
- Read the grant guidelines
- Find out how to apply
Disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant
Provides funding to services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities to stay open and increase the number of children in care. Services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities can apply when grant rounds are open.
- See upcoming rounds
- Learn about previous rounds
Funding supports identified services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
- Read the guide for grant recipients
- Report serious incidents
- Learn about expansion of the grant
Connected Beginnings program
This is for children in identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It helps them prepare for school by integrating a range of services with schools, including early childhood, maternal, child health and family support.
- Read program guidelines
- See current projects
- Learn about expansion of the program
Provider tool kit
Find our most commonly used resources for providers and services, including:
- online portals
- task cards
- videos and more.