The Department for Education’s Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England to boost the provision of childcare and to incentivise entrepreneurship.
There are three types of grants available:
- £500 for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises
- £1,000 for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises of children with special educational needs and disability
- £1,000 for a Childminder Agency
All costs incurred for the set-up of a business will be considered as eligible.
There is a fixed amount of funding available. The scheme is due to end by 31 March 2018, or sooner if all funds have been exhausted.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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