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<div><strong>The Childcare Fund is a means tested fund designed to help students with childcare costs who have fallen into short-term, unforeseen hardship.&nbsp;The fund is managed and monitored by our Advice Service, independent from LSE.</strong></div>

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The Childcare Fund is a means tested fund designed to help students with childcare costs who have fallen into short-term, unforeseen hardship. The fund is managed and monitored by our Advice Service, independent from LSE.

ANNOUCEMENT JAN 2024:

We apologise that applications for our support funds are currently closed until further notice due to staff capacity issues. This is effective immediately. 

Please check back here for updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please find alternative financial support with the LSE Student Support Fund.

How can the Childcare Fund help me?

Whilst we consider each case on its individual merits, the main categories from which we would normally consider making an award are:

  • Nursery Fees
  • Childminder Costs
  • Afterschool Clubs

For more details, please read the Childcare Fund Guidance Document.

Childcare Fund Guidance Document(Opens in a new tab)


Am I eligible?

The Childcare Fund is open to all currently registered LSE students with dependents under 18 residing in the UK. The full eligibility criteria can be found in the Childcare Fund Guidance Document.

Awards are normally only made in instances where the financial hardship was unforeseen. The Childcare Fund Panel will assess your current shortfall, as well as your anticipated income over the year. Your circumstances will then be carefully considered alongside the supporting evidence you provide. You have the right to appeal the Panel’s decision.

(Please note that the Childcare Fund is solely for childcare costs. For other enquiries, please see the Hardship Fund).


How do I apply?

Those wishing to apply should first read the Childcare Fund Guidance Document for information regarding application and eligibility criteria. You should then complete the Childcare Fund Application Forms and email it across to su.advice@lse.ac.uk, along with any corresponding evidence.

Childcare Fund Application Form(Opens in a new tab)


Where to find us

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Contact us

020 7955 7158

Booking appointments

You can book an appointment via email or via the Student Hub website.

su.advice@lse.ac.uk Student Hub


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