Childcare Funds

childcare fund

All students may apply for assistance with registered childcare costs regardless whether studying on a full-time or part-time basis. These awards are subject to household means-testing - support cannot be offered where the household income excees £30,000. Please see the following guide for further information:

STUDENT FUNDING GUIDE

ALL STUDENTS - PART TIME, FULL TIME, FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Childcare Funds

  • Support with regisered childcare costs
  • Household income must be less than £30,000
  • Weekly expenditure must exceed weekly income
  • HE students must have taken out their maximum Student Loan
  • Support up to a maximum of £200 per week
Full Time Further Education Students May be eligible for: Information Required: Documents Required:

Household income must be less than £30,000

Up to a maximum of £200 per week

Lone parents eligible for a maximum of £1,215 Lone Parent Childcare Grant not means-tested - included in the weekly allowance of up to £200 per week

Completed childcare application

Residency

Household income

Childcare booking form

Child(s) full birth certificate

Partner's income details if applicable OR proof of lone parent status.

Latest Inland Revenue Tax Credit Award Notice OR Universal Credit Notice

Details of any government funded pre-school places

 

Full Time Higher Education Students May be eligible for: Information Required: Documents Required:

Household income must be less than £30,000

Up to a maximum of £200 per week

Lone parents eligible for a maximum of £1,215 Lone Parent Childcare Grant not means-tested - included in the weekly allowance of up to £200 per week

Completed childcare application

Residency

Household income

Must have taken out maximum Student Loan and be eligible for tuition fees from SAAS

Lone parents must have applied to SAAS for Lone Parent Grant up to £1,305

Childcare booking form

Child(s) full birth certificate

SAAS Award Notice

Evidence applied for Lone Parent grant from SAAS

Partner's income details if applicable OR proof lone parent status 

Latest Inland Revenue Tax Credit Award Notice OR Universal Credit Notice

Details of any government funded pre-school places

 

Part Time Further and Higher Education Students May be eligible for: Information Required: Documents Required:

Household income must be less than £30,000

Up to a maximum of £200 per week

Lone parents eligible for a maximum of £1,215 Lone Parent Childcare Grant not means-tested - included in the weekly allowance of up to £200 per week NB- this grant does not apply to part time HE students

Completed childcare application

Residency

Household income

Childcare booking form

Child(s) full birth certificate

Partner's income details if applicable OR proof of lone parent status. 

Latest Inland Revenue Tax Credit Award Notice OR Universal Credit Notice

Details of any government funded pre-school places

How to apply: Full time students will be sent an email link once you have been offered a place on a course. Part time students should contact either a Student Adviser or a member of the Student Funding Team.