Aberdeen,
12
February
2021
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10:59
Europe/Amsterdam

Temporary Restrictions Fund for Childcare Providers

Aberdeen City Council is administering a £175,000 of grant funding to support those childcare providers who are currently only permitted to operate for vulnerable children or those of key workers.

The Temporary Restrictions Fund, which is now live, is to help childcare providers cope with the loss of private income incurred to comply with the current public health guidance in response to COVID-19.

The government funding is available for private, voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, including out-of-school care providers with the level of grant available to each setting based on its registered capacity with the Care Inspectorate.

The size of grants available to applicants are between £575 to £2,800.

Aberdeen City Council’s Education Operational Delivery Convener, Councillor John Wheeler said: “COVID-19 restrictions continue to present economic as well as social challenges, and the fund will offer much-needed support for childcare providers.

“Their services are essential not just for families with young children across the city, but in helping us all carry on our respective work and so maintain normal routines as far as possible.”

The Fund has now opened for applications and can be accessed by visiting:

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/temporary-restrictions-fund-childcare-providers

The last date for submitting a grant application will be Monday 1 March 2021.

Further information on the Temporary Restrictions Fund, including the levels of grants, is available at: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support to childcare sector - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Childcare providers with further questions regarding the Fund should contact Aberdeen City Council’s Early Years Team at TRFund@aberdeencity.gov.uk.