Childcare Grant

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

You can receive up to 85 per cent of your childcare costs (maximum amount capped at £183.75 per week for one child or £315.03 per week for two or more children for 2022-23 starters). Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don't have to pay it back.

Eligibility criteria

  • you must be a full-time UK* student
  • whether you qualify for a grant depends on your household income
  • your child must be under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs
  • your childcare provider must be registered

*Some EU/EEA students who meet EU Settlement Scheme and residency requirements may also be able to apply. Check out for more information or email our Student Money and Accommodation Advice team at

Restrictions and exemptions

See eligibility criteria above.

How to apply

Once you have made your online funding application to Student Finance England you should fill out form CCG1 and return it to Student Finance England, along with proof of your child's identity and financial dependence on you. 

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At a glance

Maximum value:

£183.75 per week for one child; £315.03 per week for two or more children (2022-23 starters)

Open to: Full-time UK students
Studying at level: Undergraduate
The information on this page applies to students starting courses in these academic years (as indicated):