Communities for Children Facilitating Partners (CfC FPs)

The Communities for Children Facilitating Partners (CfC FPs) is a place based model of investment supporting children and families in 52 disadvantaged communities across Australia. CfC FP facilitates a whole-of-community approach to support early childhood development and wellbeing with a focus on children from birth to 12 years, and can include children up to 18 years and their families.

CfC FPs take an early intervention approach that supports families to improve the way they relate to each other; improve parenting skills; and ensure the health and wellbeing of children.

CfC FP activities are funded until 30 June 2026.

Who will benefit?

The place-based model of CfC FP supports early childhood development and wellbeing of children and their families, by facilitating a whole-of-community approach. As a result, CfC FPs may produce wide benefits for whole communities, in addition to children and families.

What is the role of the CfC FP?

CfC FPs play a facilitation role in their local communities to build on local strengths to meet the needs of individual communities, and to create capability within local service systems, using strong evidence of what works in early intervention and prevention. They collaborate with other organisations to provide a holistic service system for children and families.

How is the service delivered?

CfC FPs fund other organisations (known as Community Partners) to provide services targeted to their community as identified by a local committee. These services include parenting support, group peer support, case management, home visiting, community events and life skills courses.

Activities that support children and families affected by domestic and family violence may also be supported.

CfC FPs are committed to evidence-based practice and deliver services that have been shown to achieve positive results for children and families.

To find a service near you, go to the DSS Grant Service Directory and search the list of Communities for Children Facilitating Partners.

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