The Childcare Offer for Wales Small Capital Grant Funding  – Applications now open

Torfaen Childcare Team are pleased to announce the Capital Funding Small Grants Applications/Terms and Condition is now open for all Childcare Providers.

All settings registered with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) who are offering Childcare Offer places for 3 and 4 year olds or who intend to offer places are eligible to apply. This includes childminders, private and voluntary sector providers, and maintained settings offering day care, wrap around care, holiday play schemes, etc. Applications can also be considered from childcare providers who are in the process of applying for registration; The childcare setting must be based in Wales; applications cannot be considered for childcare settings located in England even if there are Welsh children attending.

If you need any advice or support in applying for this funding please contact Torfaen Family Information Service or your Childcare Development Officer:

FIS – 0800 0196 330

Bronwen McDonnell– 01633 648114

Gillian Grenfell – 01633 648115

Jo Forward – 01633 648114

Applications will be taken to a Childcare Offer Capital Funding panel made up of Torfaen Local Authority staff, as well as the Umbrella Organisations. The first panel meeting will be held on Thursday 26th September and will be held every six weeks. If there are any queries prior to approval, these will be actioned by our Childcare Development Officers who will be in touch with yourselves.

We look forward to receiving your applications and consider this to be a fantastic opportunity for all Childcare providers in Torfaen; to enable you to increase the number of Childcare Offer 3 and 4 year old places you are able to offer or to improve the quality of the facilities you offer.

The Guidance and Application can be downloaded here

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