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Isle of Anglesey County Council

Childcare Provider Grant

The purpose of the grant is to support childcare businesses registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) with immediate cash flow support to help them with the economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The grant seeks to help those childcare businesses which have not been able to access other schemes and complements other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales.

A grant of up to £5,000 is available per business, to support with immediate cash flow to help businesses remain solvent throughout the disrupted trading period.

Businesses need to confirm that without the grant support the viability of the enterprise will be under threat, and outline why.

The grant is awarded based on the reduction of net income for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 compared to 1 April to 30 June 2019. Net income will be counted as the deposits/in-goings to the business bank account minus the expenses/outgoings shown on the business bank statement for the period.

Alternatively, if your business started trading on or after 1 July 2019, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £2,500 if you suffered a net loss for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 and meet all of the other criteria listed below. The grant you will receive will be the lower of £2,500 or the actual loss suffered for the period.

Please note that any support you receive or are due to receive from public sources for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 will be counted as income and must be declared. This will include funding relating to the; Childcare Offer for Wales, Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme (C-CAS), Flying Start, Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN), Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and any financial assistance received from your local authority, such as sustainability and start-up grants (these are separate from the Welsh Government Start-Up Grant scheme). 

Subject to the criteria below, a business may be eligible for a grant up to £5,000: 

  • where the reduction in net income is 50% or less, the grant will equal the reduction in net income, or £2,500, whichever is lower
  • where the reduction in net income is 51% or greater, the grant will equal the reduction in net income or £5,000, whichever is lower
  • where the business started trading on or after 1 July 2019, the business will be eligible for a grant equivalent to the net loss suffered for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020, or £2,500, whichever is lower

Businesses can apply for the grant by using the eligibility checker on the Business Wales website. If eligible, you will be invited to apply to your local authority.

You must include your supporting evidence with your application. Applications without supporting evidence will not be considered.

Scanned documents and photos are acceptable forms of evidence for this purpose.

The Childcare Provider Grant is open to applications from the 24th August 2020 until the fund is fully committed or 31st October 2020, whichever is earlier.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

The Welsh Government has absolute discretion on the duration and terms of the fund.

Application close date is 31st October 2020, all applications will be reviewed and responded to no later than the end of January 2021.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further please do not hesitate to email us at: 

Please submit all applications and supporting evidence to the above email address with the subject title of ‘Grant for Childcare Providers Application’ with the name of your provider.