The Community Child Care Fund helps services stay open and available to children in disadvantaged, regional and remote communities.
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The Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive grant opportunity helps eligible services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities remain open. Eligible services can apply for the grant at specified times.
The Community Child Care Fund Restricted Non-competitive grant opportunity helps selected services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities remain open. We will identify and invite eligible services to apply.
The Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances grant opportunity helps services stay open when something unexpected happens. Services can apply for the grant at any time.
Connected Beginnings helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in identified communities prepare for school. It does this by integrating and improving access to early childhood education, family support services and maternal and child health for families with children aged 0–5. The program contributes to Closing the Gap on school readiness and education outcomes.
Business Support is a free business review and advice service. It is available to services experiencing financial viability and/or sustainability issues, particularly in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities.
A range of resources is available to help providers understand the Child Care Package.