Childcare supply opening to new candidates
Working dad and mom who’ve a toddler who was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2017 may be capable to declare 30 hours of funded childcare. The Welsh Authorities’s childcare supply offers eligible working dad and mom throughout Bridgend county borough the prospect to entry as much as 30 hours of funded childcare and early training for 3 to four-year-olds, for as much as 48 weeks of the yr. To be eligible for the scheme, which opens to new candidates on Monday, November 23, dad and mom should earn on common a weekly minimal equal to, or greater than, 16 hours at nationwide minimal wage or nationwide dwelling wage however lower than £100,000 per yr. If you’re in a single mother or father household you want to be working and if you’re in a two-parent household, you each must be working. If you’re self-employed or on a zero hours contract, you want to have the ability to show this by offering the related paperwork. The supply is offered throughout maternity go away and to these on long-term illness. Cupboard Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations Councillor Dhanisha Patel mentioned: “The supply may help dad and mom to return to work, improve their hours or work extra flexibly. As a council, we’re eager to assist as many dad and mom throughout the county borough as potential so are proud to help good high quality funded childcare.” To test your eligibility and apply, go to the council’s childcare offer information webpage.
Purposes to open for college locations
Admissions for the September 2021 consumption of reception pupils to toddler/major colleges and 12 months 3 in junior faculty in Bridgend county borough will open at 10am on Monday, November 23. With the council’s on-line My Account service, it’s by no means been simpler to submit purposes. You’ll be able to signal as much as My Account at Bridgend County Borough Council’s web site, choose and full the related on-line type from 10am on Monday, and submit it earlier than the deadline of 4pm on February 12, 2021. Councillor Dr Charles Smith, Cupboard Member for Schooling and Regeneration, mentioned: “My Account makes it quick, handy and environment friendly for folks and guardians to use for college locations. A separate software course of is in place for admissions to voluntary aided or church colleges, and oldsters and carers might want to contact them on to request an software type.” Additional particulars about faculty admissions, together with catchment maps, will be discovered at www.bridgend.gov.uk/schooladmissions. Becoming a member of My Account is free and requires solely an electronic mail tackle. With choices for managing your council tax account, checking your housing profit and extra, My Account avoids the necessity to go to the civic places of work in particular person, queue or anticipate a phone operator to be free, and provides a quick, secure and extra handy approach of doing enterprise with the council.
Third part of Covid-19 fund for artistic freelancers to open
A complete of £230,000 has been paid out to 92 residents in Bridgend county borough in the course of the first two phases of the cultural freelancer fund with the third part opening on Monday. One other £3.5m is being made obtainable to help freelancers within the cultural and artistic sectors throughout Wales who’re going through monetary challenges because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The third part of the fund for freelancers will open from 10am on Monday, November 23. The funding is a part of a further £10.7m introduced by the Welsh Authorities for the broader Cultural Restoration Fund. People within the sub sectors of arts, artistic industries, arts and heritage occasions, tradition and heritage, whose work has direct artistic and cultural outcomes, can apply for a £2,500 grant. Bridgend County Borough Council Chief Huw David mentioned: “The council welcomes the extra funding for the artistic and cultural industries, which have been significantly badly hit in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding is already making an actual distinction to freelancers and organisations working within the sector after so many initiatives needed to be postponed or cancelled as a result of coronavirus restrictions.” The grant seeks to enrich different Covid-19 response measures to help organisations and companies in Wales as a part of the Cultural Restoration Fund. The eligibility standards for the grant is as follows:
- Dealing with monetary challenges within the interval from April 2020 – March 2021
- Freelancer professionals whose work has direct artistic/cultural outcomes, who work within the 4 key sub sectors: the humanities; artistic industries; arts and heritage occasions; tradition and heritage
- You have to be working in Wales
- You have to be based mostly throughout the native authority you might be making use of to
You aren’t eligible for this grant if:
- You may have not too long ago obtained funding from the Begin-Up Grant launched in June 2020 to assist new companies survive the financial penalties of coronavirus (Covid-19)
- You’re a freelancer who works within the sport sector
Those that want to apply ought to test their eligibility utilizing the Business Wales Cultural Recovery Fund Grant checker. You can too discover out extra details about the scheme on Bridgend County Borough Council’s freelance fund webpage, in addition to a set of frequently asked questions. People who’re eligible for the grant and want to apply are requested to finish the appliance type on the council’s web site from November 23. Purposes shall be handled on a primary come first served foundation. This may occasionally result in purposes not being appraised after they’ve been submitted if the fund is totally dedicated. The freelancer fund has supported 2,800 people thus far throughout Wales and the extra funding will help one other 1,400 folks.