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Childcare Provider Grant Eligibility Checker

Use this tool to check your eligibility for the Childcare Provider Grant.

This is a grant to provide financial assistance for CIW-registered childcare businesses which have experienced a reduction in net income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and have not been able to access grants from other UK or Welsh Government schemes.

The grant is awarded based on the reduction of net income for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020. 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.

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Is this the first time you have applied for the Childcare Provider Grant?

Is the business a childcare business and registered with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)?

The business has explored the loan schemes listed below and is either ineligible, or the loan is inappropriate and will include reasons why the business has not pursued these as part of the application.

  • Economic Resilience Fund,
  • Business Rate Grant,
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme,
  • Welsh Government Start Up Grant,
  • Third Sector Resilience Fund,
  • Mudiad Meithrin grant scheme

Has the business been operating in Wales from 1 March 2020 and is continuing, or intends to continue operating in Wales?

Has the business experienced a reduction in net income due to coronavirus during the period 1st April to 30th June 2020 compared to the equivalent period 2019; or if the business started trading on or after 2 April 2019 has it suffered a net loss for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020?

Confirm that your business is, or will undertake to become within 12 months, registered as a company limited by guarantee, a private limited company, Community Interest company or a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. (Cwlwm partners are able to discuss this with you if you are unsure).

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Are you a childminder and are registered with the HMRC as a sole trader then you are exempt from this requirement;

If you employ staff, your business must aim to maintain employment for 12 months?

You may be able to apply for the Childcare Providers Grant, please read the eligibility below and select YES if the business meets the criteria

Eligibility criteria:

  • I confirm that I have read and understood the Childcare Providers Grant Guidance document.
  • I confirm that my business operates in Wales.
  • I acknowledge that my local authority or the Welsh Government will undertake any appropriate business checks considered necessary to assess the application and to check the nature, use and impact of the funding in the future.
  • I confirm that without the grant the viability of my business will be under threat as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • I confirm that I have not received funding from and/or that I have not successfully applied for Economic Resilience Fund, Business Rate Grant, Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Welsh Government Start Up Grant, or Third Sector Resilience Fund or, where relevant, the Mudiad Meithrin grant scheme which is funded from the Third Sector Resilience Fund.
  • I declare that I am eligible for one of the three reasons below and may be 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 2 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.
  • I confirm that I will provide all required evidence to support my application for the Childcare Providers Grant
  • I confirm that I will register for Business Wales support if my application for the Childcare Providers Grant is successful
  • I confirm that I have read and understood the principals of the Economic Contract Statement
  • I confirm that I have read and understood the privacy statement of the Childcare Providers Grant

Please open and read the guidelines to help you complete the application. Click here to view the full guidance document for the Childcare Grant

Do you agree to the above conditions?

The grant is only available for eligible Childcare businesses

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The grant is not available if you are eligible for the listed grants

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The grant is only available if the business had started operating from Wales before 1 March 2020 and intends to continue operation in Wales

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The grant is only available if the businesses that have seen the required reduction in income

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The grant is only available to businesses that are or will undertake to become within 12 months, registered as a company limited by guarantee, a private limited company, Community Interest Company or a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. (Cwlwm partners are able to discuss this with us if you are unsure).

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This grant is only available if you are aiming to maintain employment levels for 12 months

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Unless a business meets the criteria, has the information indicated and accepts the conditions of the grant they cannot progress to submit an application.

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Only one application submission is permitted

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