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Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller has announced that the Childcare Business Grant Scheme will continue to run as she wants to ensure that the 2 million budget is fully allocated.

Maria Miller said: "Thousands of people have already applied for a grant, but I want even more people to benefit. The Government is determined to help people who want to get on and realise their ambitions so I would urge anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible to ensure they don't miss out."

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picture of childrenChildcare Business Grants Scheme

The new Childcare 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:

• £250 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);

• £500 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);

• £500 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 ARE ALREADY RUNNING A CHILDCARE BUSINESS OF ANY SORT, 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

We will only accept applications from claimants who can demonstrate their intent to start a new childcare business.

 

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