Childcare Expansion Capital Grant

Dedicated support from our specialist education funding team.
When it comes to our Childcare Expansion Capital Grant service, we provide comprehensive support from inception through to project completion.
We will take care of all aspects of your funding application, inclusive of surveys, cost planning, statutory applications and procurement, all the way through to project delivery, ensuring you can focus on education and the support of early years.
What is the Childcare Expansion Capital Grant?
Secure the funding required to expand, replace or improve your existing early years facilities.

Following the 2023 Spring Budget, the DfE announced that capital funding is being made available to Local Authorities and providers to support the growth and improve facilities within childcare settings. The availability of funding aligns and coincides with the governments reform to promote the return of parents to employment.

The introduction of 15 and 30 hours of free childcare to qualifying working families, will create increased demand on providers for admissions and space, which is currently absent.

Completing your Childcare Expansion Application

To secure funding, eligible establishments will firstly need to issue an ‘Expression of Interest’ to their Local Authority. An application form will follow, once the EOI is approved, with further details provided to submit a compliant bid. Local Authorities will be allocated a proportion of the available capital grant by the DfE, this will then be distributed accordingly amongst providers.

  • We will discuss your requirements and develop the brief to align with the funding guidance
  • Our Architectural Team will provide drawings to evidence the scheme and prepare statutory applications, if required
  • Our team will provide a photographic report, to outline the current condition and identify the areas to evidence the need for funding
  • We will develop cost plans to establish the required budget and prepare programmes to evidence the project timelines
  • Following a successful application, we organise a post-funding meeting with your team to re-evaluate all aspects of the project before works begin
  • We take responsibility for all contract administration and project management, ensuring seamless delivery and the ESFA is kept up to date on all progress

Why Academy Estate Consultants?
Even though the Childcare Expansion Capital Grant is a new funding stream, our specialist Funding Consultants are well versed with supporting academic establishments with funding and capital work applications to ensure success.
Our comprehensive and proactive approach has secured in excess of £225m for education providers over recent years. Working closely with your team from start to finish and with a full working knowledge of the bid criteria, we are well-placed to ensure all works are delivered within budget and programme.

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