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Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

The Scottish Government's Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund is now closed to applications.

If you've made an application to the Fund, you will hear from us shortly.

This page will be updated with dates and details of the second round of the Fund in due course.

About the Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund

The ELC Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement. It funds staff working in ELC settings to receive appropriate training and fund resources, equipment and adaptations.

The ELC Inclusion Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Children in Scotland.

The Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund will distribute up to £500,000 in total per annum over four years to selected Scottish registered ELC providers to support children with additional support needs (ASN) to access their funded ELC entitlement and ensure that staff working in their ELC setting receive appropriate training to help them meet the needs of these children.

The intention is that the fund will:

  • Make ELC settings more accessible for children with additional support needs;
  • Result in an increase in the number of ELC staff who are trained and confident to support children with additional support needs;
  • Promote more inclusive learning experiences for children; and
  • Ultimately, result in better outcomes for children with additional support needs.

If you would like any further information, please contact inclusionfund@childreninscotland.org.uk

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The Scottish Government

The ELC Inclusion Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Children in Scotland

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