Childcare Support Fund

  • The Childcare Support Fund is an amount of money allocated to the College by the Government to provide help with the cost of childcare for those undertaking Further Education courses.

    You are eligible to apply if you can answer YES to each of the following:

    • Enrolled on a full-time or part-time course at the College which is NOT part of a government funded training scheme
    • Aged over 20 on the 31st August
    • A “home” student, ie, have resided in the UK or EU for 3 years prior to the commencement of your course
    • In receipt of means-tested benefits or experiencing financial hardship due to low household income

    Means-tested benefits include:

    • Income Support
    • Working Tax Credit – subject to status
    • Job Seeker’s Allowance – income based
    • Disabled Person’s Tax Credit
    • Housing/Council Tax Benefit
    • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Income based.