Change to Eligibility Criteria for Women’s Centre Childcare Fund (WCCF) screening

Date published: 26 February 2020

The WCCF is a temporary emergency funding package pending the implementation of a co-ordinated Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland. This commitment has been reaffirmed in the Executive’s New Decade, New Approach document.


From 2019-20 the Department has extended the eligibility criteria to include Universal Credit (UC) claimants, those on Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and allowing two Women’s Centres offering European Social Funding match funded employment programmes.

Existing/Revised/New: New
Date of screening: 25/02/2020
Screening Outcome - Full EQIA recommended: No

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