4. How to apply

To apply for a Childcare Grant follow these steps:

  1. As part of your main student finance application send Student Finance England an estimate of your childcare costs - use form CCG1 (below).

  2. You’ll need to send proof of the child’s identity and financial dependence on you - eg their original birth certificate, your Child Benefit or tax credits details.

  3. You’ll be sent a letter telling you how much Childcare Grant you’ll get.

  4. During each term, you and your childcare provider must confirm your actual childcare costs - use form CCG2 (below).

  5. If the actual childcare costs are higher or lower than your estimated costs, your next payment will be adjusted.

CCG1 form

Estimate your childcare costs on form CCG1 after you’ve completed your main student finance application.

Academic year CCG1 form
2013 to 2014 Form CCG1 (PDF, 220KB)
2014 to 2015 Form CCG1 (PDF, 107KB)

CCG2 form

You’ll need to confirm your actual childcare costs during each term. Use form CCG2 for the academic year the costs relate to.

Academic year CCG2 form
2013 to 2014 Form CCG2 (PDF, 214KB)
2014 to 2015 Available October 2014

Where to send your form(s)

Student Finance England
PO Box 210

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