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Funding support for young parents

If you or someone you know are a young parent (which is defined as anyone under the age of 20 at the time of starting study programme/course), did you know that it's highly likely that you are entitled to funding support to help you continue training and education?


Care to Learn was started 20 years ago as part of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, to funding for childcare to help young parents continue in education after the birth of a child. It can help the young parent with any additional travel costs involved in taking the child to the childcare provider and also provides funding for childcare whilst young parents are on work placements or industry placements, where these are a defined part of the study programme.


Recently the guidance has been updated and the weekly rate a young person could receive is now £180 per child, per week.


For more details and information about how to apply for funding, check out - C2L guide for 2023-2024 academic year.


Our Youth Hub Coordinator Rhianne, supports anyone aged 16 to 24-years-old to access opportunities for skills, training, education, careers and jobs. To book an appointment, you can sign up as a member here, or email skillslaunchpad@plymouth.gov.uk.


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