Assistance with Childcare 2021/22

We are trying where practical and possible to reduce the contact that staff and students have handling forms and evidence so initially would encourage students to download word application forms, complete, save and return by email with relevant evidence to the access.fund@newdur.ac.uk

We also recognise that there will be cases where this is not practical or possible.  If you require a paper version of any form please email access.fund@newdur.ac.uk with your name and address, programme of study and support you wish to apply for.  

The College will seek to provide financial support towards Childcare costs for 19+ students from low income households*. In addition, students aged 16-19 may be eligible to apply for the Government’s Care to Learn scheme.


Students aged 16-19
Students aged 16-19 may be eligible to apply for the Government’s Care to Learn scheme. If you are a parent (mother or father) and you are caring for your own child(ren) and you use an Ofsted-registered childcare provider.

For further information go to www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn or contact ASC (Advice, Support, Careers) on 0191 375 4400 or email asc@newdur.ac.uk.

Adults aged 20+

Students who can demonstrate hardship (household income below £32,000) may be eligible for support with childcare costs up to £100 per child per week for a maximum of two children. All students aged 20 or over must apply direct to the College for assistance with childcare. 

Please click here to access the application form, hard copies can also be obtained from Access Fund, application forms must be returned prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.