Childcare grant approved but low?

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Hi all,

We’ve been approved for a childcare grant but does anyone know exactly how this is calculated?

Our household income is only £15000 (excluding grants, loans) and our childcare is £408 per month.

By my calculations, this is £94.15 per week so we should be getting back 85% of this so £80 per week. This would be £4161.60

However we’ve only been allocated £3208. Does anyone know why this might be?

Thank you in advance for any help!
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Hi all,

We’ve been approved for a childcare grant but does anyone know exactly how this is calculated?

Our household income is only £15000 (excluding grants, loans) and our childcare is £408 per month.

By my calculations, this is £94.15 per week so we should be getting back 85% of this so £80 per week. This would be £4161.60

However we’ve only been allocated £3208. Does anyone know why this might be?

Thank you in advance for any help!
Hi Sbrown19,

I'm a third year Biology student at UCLan and currently in receipt of the SFE childcare grant for my daughter.

Your calculations are correct for a year (52 weeks), but the childcare grant only covers childcare during the academic year, which is not a full year. On average there are 3 semesters in a university year, with each lasting 12 weeks - so a total of 36 weeks. This is probably why the amount you have been given is lower, but still more than you actually need. Anything left over is returned.

Hope this explains things.

Chelsea
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