Access to Childcare Fund
About the Access to Childcare Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families and to help to reduce the barriers parents and carers experience in accessing childcare. These barriers include the cost of childcare, the hours available and accessibility for children with additional support needs.
Grants have been awarded to fifteen services and projects that seek to address the challenges and barriers encountered and allow parents and carers to have time around the school day and in holidays safe in the knowledge that their child(ren) is being looked after and given opportunities to take part in activities, play or youth work experiences. They aim to make services more accessible and affordable for low-income families, particularly the six identified priority family groups most at risk from living in poverty and set out in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan (click here to find out more) , these are:
· Lone parent families, the large majority of which are headed by women.
· Families which include a disabled adult or child.
· Larger families.
· Minority ethnic families.
· Families with a child under one year old.
· Families where the mother is under 25 years of age.
If you would like any further information on the Fund, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.