CCCF Open Competitive grant

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) Open Competitive grant is for child care services in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

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About the grant

The CCCF grant opportunity gives eligible approved services funding to:

  • help them stay open, and
  • increase the number of children in care from disadvantaged or vulnerable families and communities.

The CCCF Round 3 priority areas comprise communities experiencing high levels of disadvantage compared to most other communities.

Priority areas are selected based on the Australian Early Development Census and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Funding categories

There are three categories of funding:

  1. Sustainability support to help services remain viable and sustainable
  2. Community support to identify and address community-level barriers to child care participation so more children can attend child care
  3. Capital support to contribute to the cost of modifying, renovating, extending or building child care facilities that results in more child care places where there is unmet demand.
    The below examples show how you could use funding under each category.

Current funding round

Applications for Round 3 of the CCCF Open Competitive grant closed on 1 March 2021.

We are assessing applications and will provide more information soon.

Previous funding rounds

Applications for Round 1 opened and closed in late 2017. The outcomes were announced in April 2018. Successful applicants received funding from July 2018.

Applications for Round 2 opened and closed in 2019. The outcomes were announced in August 2019. Successful applicants received funding from October 2019.

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