1. Overview

2014 to 2015

Full-time higher education students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant of:

  • up to £150.23 a week for 1 child
  • up to £257.55 a week for 2 or more children

The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.

You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant.

Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.

2015 to 2016

In 2015 to 2016 you can apply for:

  • up to £155.24 a week for 1 child
  • up to £266.15 a week for 2 or more children