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Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund

4 March 2022 • Sarah Medcraf

The Scottish Government is making up to £9.8 million available through the Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund to provide one-off grants to childcare providers this financial year.

The one-off grants are being made available in recognition of the challenging circumstances in which childcare sector providers have been operating during the Omicron wave.

Childcare services are eligible to receive a grant if they were registered with the Care Inspectorate on 31 December 2021 as being either:

  • a ‘day care of children’ and a ‘private’ or ‘voluntary or not for profit’ service
  • a ‘childminding service’

Applications can be made from 2pm on Tuesday 8 March until the end of 17 March 2022.

Grant amounts range from £950 to £4,500, depending on the registered size (in Care Inspectorate registered places) of each service. Grants will be paid after you have completed the relevant application form online.


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