Communities for Children (C4C) Bendigo
This site is primarily for professionals working in the Early Years sector and the Community Services sector. If you are a parent wanting information about what is available in Bendigo, please go to the ‘For Parents’ section.
What is Communities for Children?
Communities for Children supports children (0-12yrs) and their families though the provision of place-based, targeted and holistic programs.
Communities for Children (C4C) Bendigo is one of 45 sites across Australia. Funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Families and Communities Programme, the Communities for Children initiative aims to deliver positive and sustainable outcomes for children and families experiencing disadvantage.
Projects being implemented under C4C have a focus on:
- place-based and/or home visiting programs;
- early learning and literacy;
- addressing family violence;
- culturally safe spaces and practices;
- parenting and family support; and
- education and/or employment pathways.
C4C Bendigo is a partnership between various organisations, agencies, communities and families. A broad range of local children & family focused services and agencies work alongside C4C Bendigo to develop and implement strategic initiatives to further C4C outcomes.