Reminder – Core Funding for the Programme Year 2023/2024

Dear Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Providers,   

Core Funding Application Module:

The application process for the Core Funding for the Programme Year 2023/2024 opened on the 23 June 2023. 

In advance of submitting a 2023/2024 Core Funding Application Module, Partner Services must ensure that their Service Profile is up to date, and that they have completed the 22/23 Annual Early Years Sector Profile Survey.   

Existing Core Funding Partner Services who have completed the June Review and Confirm process and are at an approved status will be able to transfer their most recent Core Funding Application data into their new Core Funding Application Module for 2023/2024.

It is important to note that although the window has now closed, services who have not yet completed the Review and Confirm are still required to complete the process and the Review and Confirm form will remain open on the Early Years Hive.

To submit a 2023/2024 Core Funding application Module please go to the Programmes page of the Early Years Hive.

A training video on the Core Funding Application Process for the Programme Year 2023/2024 is available here.

Core Funding Partner Service Funding Agreement:

Once a partner service has submitted their application, they have a 14-day window to activate the Core Funding Partner Service Funding Agreement 2023 which they will find on the Programmes page of the Early Years Hive under the heading All Programme Applications and in the Available Programme Applications section.

You can view a copy of the Core Funding Partner Service Funding Agreement 2023 in Core Funding Documents.

A training video is available here to guide Partner Services on accepting the Funding Agreement.


If your service requires support completing an application, additional resources are available under the Core Funding Documents section on Hive.

Your local CCC (County Childcare Committee) also remains available to assist you in completing your Core Funding Application Module.

We held training sessions that provided an overview of the Programme Readiness for the Core Funding 2023/2024 programme year. Three training sessions took place, and a recording of the webinar, the PowerPoint from the training sessions and a Q&A document are now available here under Training Videos section of Early Years Hive.

If you require any further assistance or clarification on any of the above, please contact the Early Years Provider centre by raising a ticket as follows: –

  • Programme: Core Funding 
  • Request Type: Application 
  • Request Type Detail: Application   

Best wishes,   

The Early Years Team   

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