Fund title: Childcare Business Grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To support the establishment of new childcare businesses

Application deadline:

The scheme will run until March 2018

Fund description:

The Childcare Business Grants have now been re-launched to help people with the costs of setting up a childminding business in England.

There are one-off grants:

  • £500 for setting up as an early years childminder
  • £1,000 for setting up as an early years childminding agency
  • £1,000 for setting up as an early years childminder for disabled children

To be eligible, applicants need to:

  • be registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency
  • have an early years registration certificate
  • offer the 30 hours of childcare entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds (either individually or in partnership with other providers)

The scheme is only open to new businesses ie. registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency for less than three months.

Further information:

https://www.childcarebusinessgrants.com/