A maximum of 30 grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available for organisations to improve awareness of free early education for 2-year-olds and increase take up of places by eligible families. Proposals must target areas of low take up and evidence how they will effectively engage families and communities who are currently missing out on this vital offer.
Delivery is expected to take place between January 2019 and September 2019.
Bidders should have:
- excellent links with local communities
- a strong understanding of barriers to take up of early education specific to those communities
- strong partnerships with their respective local authorities in order to understand their local childcare market
- strong partnerships with their local early years providers in order to provide families with access to a childcare place