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 firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.
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:
26 February 2021 - settings will be notified by 12 March 2021 by secure email
26th February - Applications due in
12th March - Notifications of decision sent out
19th March - Appeal deadline
11th June - Applications due in
25th June - Notifications of decision sent out
2nd July - Appeal deadline
We understand it may be difficult to submit applications for EYIF at this present time due to Covid-19 pandemic. There will be an additional EYIF panel convened early in the Spring term to provide settings with another opportunity to apply for funding. Please contact email@example.com or the EY QI team if you have any queries. Thank you.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.