Transitional Support Fund opens to help protect from COVID-19.
Applications are now open for funding to help childcare providers meet the extra costs of complying with public health guidance.
The Transitional Support Fund, part of £11.2 million support announced for the childcare sector, will help pay for things like increased cleaning, new or additional equipment, better outdoor spaces or adaptations to buildings.
Grants from the Transitional Support Fund will be available to all private and voluntary or not-for-profit registered day care of children providers, not just those delivering funded early learning and childcare.
Grant amounts will vary according to the size of the childcare setting and will be based on Care Inspectorate registered capacity.
You need to be registered with the Care Inspectorate as being:
- a ‘day care of children’ service
- a ‘Private’ or ‘Voluntary or Not For Profit’ service
This includes private, voluntary and not for profit settings delivering out of school care; childcare settings in independent schools; and outdoor day care of children settings.
You will also need to confirm that your setting has already reopened or confirm that your setting will have reopened by Monday 7 September.
You can apply to the Transitional Support Fund at Coronavirus (COVID-19): support to childcare sector.
Within the £11.2 million of support for the childcare sector there will be a further announcement about further funding for the Childminding Workforce Support Fund in the coming weeks.