Coronavirus: Childcare Recovery Support Fund

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£10.5 million funding package for the childcare sector

The Childcare Recovery Support Fund has launched on Monday 27 July 2020. The fund will help eligible childcare providers to reopen, or remain open, following the lockdown in line with Executive economic recovery planning.

The scheme will apply to registered day care and school age childcare settings, play groups and childminders that are open for business between 1 July and 31 August 2020.

It will be administered by Early Years - the organisation for young children on behalf of the Department of Education.

How to apply
All eligible beneficiaries will receive an individualised link to the applicable streams of funding after the scheme opens. An online application system is available to assist all eligible childcare providers with applying to the Childcare Recovery Support Fund.

If you haven’t received a link to submit an application by Wednesday 29 July 2020, you should contact the Early Years Childcare Recovery Support Fund team.

How much can you get
The amount of funding available will depend upon the childcare provision offered and the opening/operational date following endorsement from the HSC Trust. Details for each of the funding streams can be accessed through the Early Years website.

For more information, read the FAQs on Childcare Recovery Support Fund.

Support workshops
Early Years are organising online support workshops for the different funding streams to help providers submit an application to the Childcare Recovery Support Fund. Different dates are available for booking via the Early Years website.

If you have queries relating to submitting an application, you can contact the Early Years Childcare Recovery Support Fund team via the Early Years website.

First published 28 July 2020