Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund open to applications today!

The next round of the Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund will open to applications at 12pm today, Monday 20th September 2021.

The Scottish Government Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund provides grants to early learning and childcare settings to support children with additional support needs in Scotland access their funded early learning and childcare.

The intention is that the fund will:

  • Make ELC settings more accessible for children with additional support needs;
  • Result in an increase in the number of ELC staff who are trained and confident to support children with additional support needs;
  • Promote more inclusive learning experiences for children; and
  • Ultimately, result in better outcomes for children with additional support needs.

Links to the online application form and guidance documents will be added to Children in Scotland’s website at: https://childreninscotland.org.uk/our-work/services/ and social media when the fund opens. 

Please be aware that applications will only be accepted until 5pm on Friday 29th October 2021. 

The ELC Inclusion Fund is funded by Scottish Government and administered by Children in Scotland.

If you have any questions regarding this funding, please email inclusionfund@childreninscotland.org.uk