Childcare Funds

Students in atrium at City campus.

Childcare Funds

The College childcare fund is available to eligible students who have a child dependent on them who need help to cover the cost of formal registered childcare while studying. Priority is given to lone parents and couples on low incomes as evidenced by having working tax credits or Universal Credit. Our budget is limited so apply as early as possible. Non priority groups may be put on a waiting list for the fund.

Childcare providers are paid directly by the College on set payment dates once a month in arrears and awards cover term-time only and do not cover deposits or College holiday weeks. Providers must be registered on the government Care Inspectorate website. Before applying please read our brief Childcare Factsheet for more information.

Who we can help

Full-time Students on FE Courses (SCQF Level 6 and below)

Students can apply as soon as they receive their bursary funding activation email. You must have applied for an FE bursary to be eligible, even just a travel or course materials bursary.

Full-time Students on HE Courses (SCQF Level 7 and above)

Students must have applied for ALL available funding from SAAS to be eligible for help from the fund. Contact Student Funding to be sent a Childcare Activation link to apply.

Part-time Students on FE Courses (SCQF Level 6 and below)

Students on day-time part-time courses can apply for help from the fund, contact Student Funding to be sent an Childcare Activation link to apply.

Part-time Students on HE Courses (SCQF Level 7 and above)

No, not eligible for this fund. If you are studying a part-time HNC/HND course, unfortunately, you cannot apply to the Childcare Fund, however, you can still apply to the Hardship Fund for help towards your childcare and travel costs while you are studying. For further help with your application please e-mail: studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

 

How to Apply

If you are studying a full-time course at SCQF level 6 or below then there will be a childcare application beside your Bursary application on your funding form. 

  • Click the Childcare Application tab and then Apply Now.
  • Before applying please read our brief Childcare Factsheet for more information.

If you are studying any other course then you will need to contact the Student Funding team you can do this by drop-in to Student Services, phoning 0141 375 5190 or emailing studentfunding@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.  You will then be sent an activation email to apply.  Applications will be acknowledged immediately and assessed within 4-6 weeks.