The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) is part of the Australian Government’s new Child Care Safety Net, which contributes to giving the most vulnerable children a strong start in life while supporting parents into work. Grants provided under the CCCF are intended to supplement fee income received from families, including Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy payments.
The objective of the CCCF is to support child care services to address barriers to child care participation, particularly targeting disadvantaged and vulnerable families and communities.To be eligible to apply under this grant opportunity you must be an approved provider of an approved child care service and an organisation which is either seeking funding for an approved child care service operating in a priority area, or currently in receipt of funding under the department’s Community Support Program.
There are three funding categories available:
1. Sustainability support
- Helping eligible child care services operating in areas of limited supply improve the viability and sustainability of their service.
- Grants between $10,000 and $200,000 are available.
2. Community support
- Helping eligible child care services to work with other organisations and families to identify and address community level barriers to child care participation.
- Grants between $20,000 and $100,000 are available.
3. Capital support
- Helping eligible child care services by contributing towards the cost of modifying, renovating, extending or building child care facilities (‘capital works’).
- Grants between $50,000 and $150,000 are available.
While both for-profit and not-for-profit services are eligible to apply, funding preference will be given to not-for-profit services.