Childcare Business Grants Scheme Government Backed
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England.
READ THE ARTICLE CHILDCARE BUSINESS GRANTS AVAILABLE.
This scheme is intended to reimburse you for the costs of setting up your childcare business. The scheme is only open to newly registered businesses. From 1 May 2017 a newly registered business is one that has been registered with Ofsted or a CMA within the last 3 months.
There are three types of grants available.
A £500 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises
A £1,000 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises of children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)
A £1,000 grant for a Childminder Agency (CMA).
Please note that from 1st May 2017 if you have been registered with Ofsted for longer than 3 months you are not eligible for a grant. This rule will be strictly upheld.
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is funded by the Department for Education. There is a fixed amount of funding available. The scheme is due to end by 31 March 2018, or sooner if all funds have been exhausted.