Early Years Inclusion Fund And Disability Access Fund

EY Inclusion Fund - Summer 2019

To make a new application for inclusion funding for Summer 2019 send an email to seyst@york.gov.uk and follow the guidance to establish the secure link through Doqex.

Please ensure that scanned information sent back through the secure site is labelled appropriately according to the type of evidence being sent, for example, 'Session Plan' and 'My Support Plan'.

The closing date for all applications is 8th March 2019.

All ongoing correspondence in relation to the inclusion fund will be sent by secure email.  It is the responsibility of the provider to track incoming information sent securely by the Early Years and Childcare Funding Team as these emails provide detailed information on the status of inclusion fund applications, to include payment details and a delay in responding to incoming information may influence the provider's ability to appeal in a timely manner.

Should you wish to continue with inclusion funding for the summer term for a child already in receipt of funding then please send an email to seyst@york.gov.uk with a brief note to include the child's name, dob, and hours.

If you wish to increase/decrease or no longer require the funding then please follow the change of circumstances procedure which can be found in the application form.

Closing dates for applications are:

8 March 2019 - settings will be notified by 22 March 2019

7 June 2019 - settings will be notified by 21 June 2019

Applications will not be processed after submission date.

Targeted support:

A small amount of additional funding is available to *support children from two years old with disabilities or additional needs who do not have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), until they attend Reception Class in school

* Support through additional staffing, it is unlikely that we will be able to fund resources.

Priority will be given to those children with ‘high needs – low incidence’ although support for children with ‘ high incidence – low needs’ will also be considered if they are meeting the descriptors of SEN Banding Threshold Level 2 and above.


Disability Access Fund

What is the Disability Access Fund?

A small amount of additional funding is available to support access for three and four year olds with disabilities in early years settings. A sum of £615 per year is to be used to improve access and inclusion. The funding could be used to purchase specialist equipment or training to support children in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Further information can be found in the Disability Access Fund Guidance in the sidebar. You can request an application from earlyyearsfunding@york.gov.uk.