Funds Successful in Supporting Early Childhood
The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) is part of the new child care package, providing grants to child care services to reduce barriers to accessing child care, particularly in disadvantaged, regional and remote communities.
Grants awarded under the CCCF will:
- support child care services to address barriers to participation, in particular in disadvantaged communities
- provide sustainability support for child care services experiencing viability issues
- provide capital support to increase the supply of child care places in areas of high unmet demand
The POD consultants assisted seven members who were eligible to make application under this fund and all applications were successful.
The total funding coming to the South West over a three year period is $1.450M (one million and Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand) and the following communities will benefit as detailed:
Pemberton – Little Taddies – $80K
Margaret River Out of School Hours Care – Kidz Club-130K
Nannup – FROGS – 168K
Donnybrook – Treehouse Child Care Centre- 120K centre based, 61K outside school hours ,300K capital extension of building
Collie – Collie Early Education – 111k
Harvey – Annie’s Angel- $450k to develop a community hub and value adding to service delivery
Australind- Leschenault Leisure Centre – $40k
This funding provides a great platform for the identified services to increase their viability and sustainability into the future and each of the projects funded are unique to their community.