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The Scottish Government - Childcare Sector Representation and Sustainability Fund
The Childcare Sector Representation and Sustainability Fund opened for applications on Thursday 11 August. The Fund provides the opportunity for childcare sector representative organisations in Scotland- who meet the eligibility criteria- to apply for funding for the 2 year period 2023-24 to 2024-25 to support the delivery of their representative functions and to enable them to strengthen their long-term sustainability.
This follows the commitment in the Financial Sustainability Health Check, published in August 2021, to review how the impact of the core funding that childcare sector representative organisations currently receive from the Scottish Government can be maximised to support outcomes for children, childcare services, and the long-term sustainability of the representative bodies.
The Fund will make up to £500,000 available in both 2023-24 and 2024-25. Eligible organisations can, for each year, apply for either:
a fixed grant of £40,000; or
up to 10% of overall core costs (initially based on estimated core costs for 2022-23).
To find out more information about the Fund including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit its website. The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 25 August.