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.