David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Community Child Care Funds to hit the ground – supporting families and providers in Longreach

August 7, 2019

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced Longreach and District’s Rural In Home Care Program will make use of $400,000 through the Federal Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) to manage operational costs.

“This funding supports the long-term sustainability of the In Home Care Program by helping to cover day-to-day costs and ensures families in Longreach and the Northern Territory can access child care services,” Mr Littleproud said.

“CCCF grants provide a win-win situation for our kids, their families and child care service providers across Maranoa.

“This investment supports Maranoa providers to overcome some of the unique challenges child care services in the city don’t face – such as attracting and retaining qualified staff.

“The CCCF is part of the Child Care Safety Net program, which aims to give the most vulnerable children a strong start and provide great opportunities for hard-working families in the Charleville region to work, learn or volunteer.

“Well-utilised child care services across Maranoa boost morale and families have a better chance to participate in the local community.”

Maranoa received about $1.1 million in Round Two of CCCF grants. The Federal Government has provided more than $120 million to 800 providers over five years to support more families to access child care through the CCCF.