Coronavirus: Childcare Provider Grant

This is a grant to provide financial assistance for CIW-registered childcare businesses which have experienced a reduction in net income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and have not been able to access grants from other UK or Welsh Government schemes.

The grant is awarded based on the reduction of net income for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 compared to 1 April to 30 June 2019. Net income will be counted as the deposits/in-goings to the business bank account minus the expenses/outgoings shown on the business bank statement for the period.

Alternatively, if your business started trading on or after 2 April 2019, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £2,500 if you suffered a net loss for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 and meet all of the other criteria listed below. The grant you will receive will be the lower of £2,500 or the actual loss suffered for the period.

Purpose of the grant

The purpose of the grant is to support registered childcare businesses with immediate cash flow support to help them with the economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The grant seeks help those childcare businesses which have not been able to access other schemes and complements other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales.

Business Wales

Business Wales provides tailored support to start–up, micro and small and medium sized businesses in Wales. The service can help you understand what your needs are and provide tailored support packages including access to online tools, workshops, specialist advisers and mentors.

In addition to working with you on a business diagnostic and action plan, our advisers can also provide targeted financial advice and access other support that you might benefit from.

Successful applicants must register for support with the Business Wales service once the grant is awarded.

Childcare Provider Grant Eligibility Checker (external website)

Application form

Please email your completed application form and supporting documents to

Guidance notes

Grant for Childcare Providers: Guidance Notes (PDF, 194KB)