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Early Years Inclusion Fund And Disability Access Fund

EY Inclusion Fund

To make a new inclusion funding application send an email to or use the funding form.

PLEASE NOTE: To uphold data security in line with GDPR regulations we strongly suggest sending all data (including the funding form) through secure communication: DOQEX (if you cannot yet access DOQEX or require more information on how to use this system please email )

The closing date for Autumn 2022 applications is 9 June 2022.

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.

Change of circumstance

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:

9 June 2022 - settings will be notified by 24 June 2022 by secure email

Applications will not be processed after submission date.


Inclusion Fund Deadlines 2022/23:

Autumn 2022

9th June - Applications due in

24th June - Notifications of decision sent out

1st July - Appeal deadline

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