Welsh Government announces £1.2 million small grants scheme

The scheme was included in the £7.7 million made available by the Welsh Government to support the delivery of the Childcare Offer.Julie Morgan AM

The small grants scheme is administered by local authorities and enables childcare providers to access up to £10,000 of capital funding for building adaptations. 

Sandra Welsby, National Manager Wales said: “NDNA Cymru welcomes the additional investment from the Welsh Government to support early years and childcare providers with the small grants scheme.  This additional investment will enable the sector to improve the delivery of high quality early years provision for the Childcare Offer.”

Julie Morgan, Deputy Health and Social Services Minister, said: “Enhancing childcare provision across Wales is a major priority for Welsh Government. Today’s announcement supports our commitment to reducing the financial burden on families and removing barriers to parents either taking up or returning to work if they wish.

“This additional funding will ensure improved facilities as well as the creation of new childcare settings, directly benefitting parents and their children. We know that the cost of childcare is a major concern for working parents so I am very pleased that so many children and their families have already benefitted from the Offer.”

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