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Grants: Community child care fund

A total pool of $117 million in Commonwealth funding will be available over three years to help support child care services overcome barriers to child care participation, particularly in disadvantaged and vulnerable families and communities.

Eligible Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved services can apply for funding under the following categories:

• Sustainability Support: helping services operating in areas of limited supply improve the viability and sustainability of their service.

Minimum grant of $2,000 and maximum grant of $200,000

• Community Support: helping services to work with other organisations and families to identify and address community level barriers to child care participation. The engagement must ultimately result in increased child care participation.

Minimum grant of $5,000 and maximum grant of $100,000

• Capital Support: helping services with the cost of modifying, renovating, extending or building child care facilities. These capital works must result in more child care places in areas where there is unmet demand.

Minimum grant of $50,000 and maximum grant of $150,000

The grants program is open now and will close on Monday 22 February 2021. Apply here.