How to apply

The rolling application process aims to be simple and quickly administered. If you would like to apply, please complete this short form and submit it to

We aim to notify successful applicants as soon as possible.

Applicants are restricted to one successful award. In assessing applications, consideration will be given to:

  • the supporting statement demonstrating what the money will be used for,
  • the expected benefits to the child, or children and their families,
  • the relative disadvantage measure of the setting applying. 
  • if appropriate how the setting will look to continue the support once the award is spent.*

Successful applicants will be required to contribute at least one promotional piece, such as photos or short pieces of text showing how the money has been used to help children and/or families. This will be used to demonstrate the success of awards via the Alliance’s social media channels

*Please note that this funding is not intended to pay towards capital cost for running a setting nor replace other statutory funding such as the Early Years Free Entitlement and High Needs tariff.