Business Wales Childcare Grant
Business Wales are offering childcare providers in Wales the opportunity to apply for a Childcare Grant. The purpose of the grant is to encourage the creation of new childcare places and new places for children with additional or special needs in Wales to support the Welsh Government’s 30 Hour Childcare Offer.
How it works
Only childcare providers based and registered in Wales are eligible to apply. To access the Grant, childcare providers, if not already registered with the Business Wales service and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), will need to do so.
For those who are developing their business and have not yet started trading, they can still apply for a Grant but the monies will not be paid until they are registered with CIW.
The Grant will only be paid where there is a recognised need for additional childcare places in the locality of the provision. This will be confirmed via the appropriate Local Authority. Where funding is limited, priority will be given to childcare providers within the current Childcare 30 Hour Offer of funded childcare to three and four-year olds in Early Implementer Local Authority (EILA) areas. Payment of Grants is subject to ongoing funding availability.
For more info:
To find out more and to get an application form, please call the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000 or speak with your local Business Wales team. Live chat is also available on www.business.wales.gov.uk
Business Wales Childcare Grant Application Guidance
Business Wales – Childcare Grant Application Form