Early years capital funding: call for expressions of interest

Call for expression of interest (EOI) from local authorities for capital bidding process to support delivery of 30 hours free childcare.


Ministers will be making capital grants available to early years settings, including schools, through a local authority bidding process to support the delivery of the 30 hours extended entitlement coming into effect from September 2017.

Local authorities must submit the expression of interest template by 29 April to be eligible for the full bidding process that will take place later this year.

Responses to this EOI should be made through the Enquiry Form , attaching the completed EOI as instructed. When prompted re type of query, please choose LA Funding - Early Years from the drop down list and enter Early years EOI when asked further about the query.

The consultation on the 30 hours free childcare entitlement delivery model can be found on the Childcare free entitlement: delivery model consultation page.