Friday, 17 July 2015

Childcare New Business Grants Scheme

Childcare Business picture of childrenGrants Scheme

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. It will encourage and support the starting up of new childcare businesses by providing a flat rate start-up grant of:

• £500 for new childminding businesses setting up in England (those who are looking after one or more children to whom they are not related, on domestic premises, for reward and for a total of more than 2 hours in any day);

• £1000 for new childminding businesses, as above, that will provide care for disabled children (applicants will need to demonstrate that they have incurred additional expenditure in setting up their business as a result of this);

• £1000 for new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises setting up in England.

NOTE: THESE GRANTS ARE TO SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW CHILDCARE BUSINESSES.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN RUNNING A CHILDCARE BUSINESS OF ANY SORT FOR LONGER THAN 12 MONTHS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT, EVEN IF YOU INTEND TO USE THE GRANT TO START A NEW NURSERY ON NEW PREMISES.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SCHOOLS, EITHER INDEPENDENT, PRIVATE OR PUBLIC WHO ARE PLANNING TO START AN AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, BREAKFAST CLUB, OR OTHER CHILD CARE FACILITY ON SCHOOL PREMISES AND RUN BY THE SCHOOL ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT

For more information please visit:
http://www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms