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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO2383

Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) - Round 2

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Close Date & Time:
5-Apr-2019 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
131001 - Child Care
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

FO Reference:
FO CCCF R2 2019


The Australian Government is inviting applications from eligible child care services in an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the CCCF from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.  

The CCCF is part of the Australian Government’s 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 intended outcomes of the CCCF are to:

  • improve early childhood development outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children


  • increase workforce participation by vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

To be eligible for this grant opportunity, at the date of application lodgement, you must be: 

  • a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved operator of an approved child care service under Family Assistance Law


  • your service must be providing child care in a CCCF priority area (refer to section 4.3 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines)


  • 50 percent or more of children attending your service must reside in a CCCF priority area


  • 50 percent or more of your educators must be delivering care in a CCCF priority area (for family day care services)


  • you must be an approved operator of an In Home Care service that was a previous recipient of funding under the department’s Community Support Program, during 2017-18.

The approved provider can apply for funding with respect to a single approved child care service or a number of approved child care services that the approved provider operates. 

While both for-profit and not-for-profit services are eligible to apply, funding preference will be given to not-for-profit services. For definitions, please refer to section 15 Glossary.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible provider under the Family Assistance Law as per above (refer to section 7.2).

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application forms below:

Community Child Care Fund - Sustainability Support  -  link here

Community Child Care Fund - Community Support  -  link here

Community Child Care Fund - Capital Support  -  link here

Other Instructions:

The Department of Education and Training has identified a list of priority areas that experience particularly high levels of disadvantage compared to most other communities. For these priority areas see the following link:

CCCF Round 2 Priority Areas


Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283