There’s good news for childcare providers across Wrexham as Welsh Government has announced the launch of a new grant – The Childcare Providers Grant – to support childcare providers to continue to operate or to re-open sustainably.
Wrexham has been awarded over £242,000 to support these settings. This grant will help childcare settings to remain sustainable, including school based settings.
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Children’s Services, said:
Many childcare settings badly affected financially by the pandemic
“We have all been very aware over the course of the past few months just how important it is to have good quality and sufficient local childcare for family wellbeing, for the local economy and for the children themselves.
“This is really good news for Wrexham because many childcare settings, which run on a shoestring to keep prices affordable for parents, have been very badly affected financially by the impact of the pandemic and would have struggled otherwise to reopen and remain sustainable.”
The purpose of the grant is to support registered childcare businesses with immediate cash flow support to help off set the economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown.
The Childcare Providers Grant will 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. Childcare providers can apply for up to £5,000, as a one off payment.
Applications close on October 31, 2020