Transitional Support Fund for day care of children providers
The Transitional Support Fund closed to applications on 9 October.
Local authorities are continuing to process grant application forms.
The Transitional Support Fund was launched to help day care of children providers in the private, voluntary and not-for profit sectors, including out-of-school care providers, meet the extra costs incurred to comply with public health guidance for these settings/services in response to COVID-19.
The Fund has provided one-off grants to eligible settings/services.
Eligible settings/services had to be registered with the Care Inspectorate as being:
- a ‘day care of children’ service
- a ‘Private’ or ‘Voluntary or Not For Profit’ service
This includes private, voluntary and not for profit settings delivering out of school care; childcare settings in independent schools; and outdoor day care of children settings.
Settings/services also needed to confirm that they had reopened by Monday 7 September.
Childminding services were not eligible for these grants. Separate support is available to childminders, including through the Childminding Workforce Support Fund. The Scottish Government is providing additional funding of £390,000 to the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) to extend this Fund. This includes covering the costs of administering the fund up to £60,000. More information is available on the Childminders Financial Support page.