4. How to apply

To apply for a Childcare Grant follow these steps:

  1. Send Student Finance England an estimate of your childcare costs using form CCG1.

  2. 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 using form CCG2.

  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
2015 to 2016 CCG1: Childcare Grant Application Form 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 166KB)
2014 to 2015 CCG1: Childcare Grant Application Form 2014 to 2015 (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
2015 to 2016 CCG2: available September 2015
2014 to 2015 CCG2: Childcare Costs Confirmation Form 2014 to 2015 (PDF, 214KB)
2013 to 2014 CCG2: Childcare Costs Confirmation Form 2013 to 2014 (PDF, 214KB)

Where to send your form(s)

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ