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4. How to apply
To apply for a Childcare Grant follow these steps:
Send Student Finance England an estimate of your childcare costs using form CCG1.
Send proof of the child’s identity and financial dependence on you eg their original birth certificate, your Child Benefit or tax credits details.
You’ll be sent a letter telling you how much Childcare Grant you’ll get.
During each term, you and your childcare provider must confirm your actual childcare costs using form CCG2.
If the actual childcare costs are higher or lower than your estimated costs, your next payment will be adjusted.
Estimate your childcare costs on form CCG1 after you’ve completed your main student finance application.
|Academic year||CCG1 form|
|2017 to 2018||CCG1: Childcare Grant Application Form - 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 151KB)|
|2016 to 2017||CCG1: Childcare Grant Application Form - 2016 to 2017 (PDF, 167KB)|
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|
|2017 to 2018||CCG2: Childcare Costs Confirmation Form 2017 to 2018 (available in September 2017)|
|2016 to 2017||CCG2: Childcare Costs Confirmation Form 2016 to 2017 (PDF, 202KB)|
|2015 to 2016||CCG2: Childcare Costs Confirmation Form 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 295KB)|
|2014 to 2015||CCG2: Childcare Costs Confirmation Form 2014 to 2015 (PDF, 252KB)|
Where to send your forms
Student Finance England
PO Box 210